Good morning everyone, welcome back to another post. Today I’m very excited because we are discussing books! This week I have a video tour of my bookshelf and some of my favourite books, including some of my favourite childhood books. Below in the blog post, I’ve included some of my favourite places to get books (most are free or very cheap!). If you want to see my full list of books I’ve read (since 2016) checkout my goodreads.
Best places to get books:
1. Public Libraries :
I feel libraries are often forgotten; however, this is an amazing resource for broke students or those that like a physical book but don’t want to store them.
2. Libby + Overdrive (Library apps) :
These apps are life savers especially when you can’t get to a library, love audiobooks or are really bad at remembering to return them on time. If you have a library card, apps like Libby and Overdrive allow you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks right on your tablet, phone or ereader. Check with your local library to see if they have an app or online site that allows you to do the same.
3. Used Bookstores :
Another great idea for broke students (or anyone wanting to save some money). Not only does buying/using secondhand cost significantly less, it is also way better for the environment. Some stores even offer in store credit or discounts if you bring in your used books.
4. Book exchanges :
It’s like combining libraries and used bookstores to achieve the best of both worlds, free and yours to keep. Try finding a local book exchange group or even see what your family & friends are reading and if they would be willing to exchange books or let you borrow one.
5. Local Bookstores :
If you really need that new release or can’t find that book at the aforementioned, try finding a local bookstore in your area to support. When you can always choose to support local!
Let’s be friends! Add me on goodreads. Let me know what you favourite book is or where you like to get your books from.