Friday, April 15, 2011
Spring Break Used Books
Booklists for Bookworms is on spring break for a few weeks. In the meantime, check out these wonderful sellers of used books:
AbeBooks.com is your online source for used, new, rare, out-of-print books, classic collectibles, signed editions, textbooks, and pretty much any other book you can think of. Their motto is "passion for books," and it shows.
ThriftBooks.com. "Spend less. Read more." Who can argue with that? Plus there's bestsellers for under $4, free shipping, and over five million cheap used books up for grabs.
Magers and Quinn Booksellers, located in Minneapolis, MN, is the Twin Cities' largest independent bookstore. With everything from discounted new books to near-priceless rare books, M&Q is "a bounty of the world's best books assembled by biblioholic booksellers."
Half Price Books claims to be "America's favorite new and used bookstore chain." With stores in sixteen states and a new website to boot, plus hundreds of thousands of new books, used books, magazines, music, movies, and games to choose from, they're probably right.
BetterWorldBooks.com promotes more than just used books at low prices. They also promote education by funding literacy projects across the country and around the world.
Strand Books in New York City is an institution: Eighteen miles of books wrapped around 55,000 square feet and it still has the cozy, old-world feel of a bookstore that's been around since 1927. If you're not up to browsing all that shelf space, you can shop online from the comfort of your home.