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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Free Books

I've talked about this before (I'm an avid reader) but it's worth mentioning again. There are lots of places you can get free or inexpensive books.

If you have a Kindle or e-reader you can find a lot and especially if you like to read the classics (most are part of public domain and are free). You don't have to buy an expensive e-reader if you don't need color and all the bells and whistles which go with the more advanced ones. Although the cheapest Kindle at the moment is around $80, look out for sales and consider signing up for Amazon's credit card with an immediate $50 credit. (I purchased my Kindle this way and ended up paying only $7). You can also download books to your phone.

  1. Library
  2. Friends of the Library - They often sell books for as little as 10cents
  3. Amazon Kindle - Search for free books (select the category you want)
  4. E-Book Junkie - I haven't used this but there are lots of free books on the site
  5. Paperback Swap - Your only cost is postage when someone orders a book from you. When you choose someone else's book it's free.
  6. Yard sales - I've found books rarely sell well so often you can bargain, especially if you're buying a few
  7. Charity shops - Goodwill and Salvation Army usually have a few shelves of books
  8. Half Price Books - Take your old books in and use whatever you get for them (it won't be much) toward a "new" book.
  9. Little libraries - These are sprouting up in neighborhoods so look out for them. You take a book and leave a book.

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