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If you can't seem to pull your kids from the monitor, get them interested in reading free online books by logging on to: childrensbooksonline.org.
Reading library books? Borrowed books? New books? I purchased a number of the new stretchy fabric book covers found in school supplies to keep on hand to use.
A great way to support your local library and find good deals on books is to go to library book sales. Most libraries have them multiple times each year and the prices are very reasonable.
This is a guide about finding free books for your Kindle. In addition to the vast array of books for sale to read on your Kindle, there are free books as well, you just have to know how to find them.
Free Internet Books. You can read out-of-copyright books for free on the internet, on websites like www.gutenberg.org.
Find out which discounts you qualify for and use them. My husband is a teacher, and gets a free discount card at Barnes and Noble, which brings down the price of the bargain books he finds there even lower.
Most people know that libraries are a great way to save money on books. Another way to save money is a book exchange with friends and family. An easy way to do this is to set up an email list with everyone that wants to participate and post the books you have available to share to the list.
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Does anyone out there know of a website that carries really cheap used books? I'm also not too particular about what shape the books are in, as long as they're not missing any pages. Preferably one that has reasonable shipping rate.
Or Swaptree.com if you're willing to swap and all you have to do is pay shipping which is about $2.50 & you can even print the shipping label on your own computer.
Two great resources for used books are paperbackswap.com and abebooks.com
You can search by book title, author, or ISBN. It will list all the places that have a particular book for sale.
Does your library sell books or have a book sale once a year? I buy recent paperbacks for $.50 each - no shipping.
I use bookmooch.com. You list books you want to give away and get points for the books you list. Then you use your points to "mooch" books from other people.
Do you belong to a good book and/or DVD swapping site? I've gotten burned out on PaperbackSwap.com the last couple years (receiving more and more unswappable books, members that won't follow the site's own swapping rules and then flame you if you report it, etc.).
Are bookins.com and bookmooch any good? Or do you know of any other good sites; does Amazon.com still do it and are they any good? Thnx for any help.
By Lynn Marler from Chico, CA
I'm a member of Bookmooch and I'm very happy with it. I've always received the books quickly and in good condition.