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September 3, 2008

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.

Link: http://www.childrensbooksonline.org

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October 30, 2007

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.

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That way, all books I read will keep their fresh pages.

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April 27, 20060 found this helpful

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.

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February 23, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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November 14, 20060 found this helpful

Free Internet Books. You can read out-of-copyright books for free on the internet, on websites like www.gutenberg.org.

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October 20, 2006

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.

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September 17, 20050 found this helpful

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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October 22, 2008

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.

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For example, Albris Books has a lot of used books from many used book stores, so you have to pay shipping for each book, from each book store. If you buy 4 books from X Bookstore, you pay shipping for those 4 books from X Bookstore. However, if you pick books from another bookstore also, you have to pay shipping for the books you buy from them too. It gets pricey.

I read all the time and even at the local 1/2 price books store, or 1/4 price books store, I can't always find what I want. By the way, Albris will do a book search for you, and will send you an email when it comes in. However, it's on a first come, first serve basis; whoever answers their email first gets to buy the book. Not so fulfilling.

Any help would be appreciated.

Also, I do trade in some of my used books to get credit at the particular used book store, but some stores like Half Priced Books in Houston, TX, USA have given me literally $3.00 for a shopping bag full of books that I brought in.
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Thanks very much.
Smoochie

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful
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Amazon.com
Half.com
eBay.com

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.

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful
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Two great resources for used books are paperbackswap.com and abebooks.com

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful
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Try CheapestBookPrice.com.
You can search by book title, author, or ISBN. It will list all the places that have a particular book for sale.

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October 24, 20080 found this helpful
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Does your library sell books or have a book sale once a year? I buy recent paperbacks for $.50 each - no shipping.

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I also buy paperbacks at yard sales. Sometimes I give bags full of 2nd hand books to family members. There are sure to be several they will really enjoy.

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful
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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.

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July 9, 2012

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.).

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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

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July 11, 20120 found this helpful

I'm a member of Bookmooch and I'm very happy with it. I've always received the books quickly and in good condition.

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