It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question:
Where do you buy books?
Well, I used to buy my books at Borders, and I really do miss it so much.
Pouring one out for my homie
So this summer I found myself doing something I never thought I would do...I got myself a Barnes & Noble membership. I have two B&N locations very close to me, so the physical stores are really convenient, and I do really like the free shipping for members when I do my online shopping.
Before the free B&N shipping, I would only buy online from Amazon if I had a GC or if I had an order that was over $25 so I could get free shipping. Otherwise it was always Book Depository and their free shipping. It would take a little bit longer to get here, but, well, I hate paying for shipping when I don't have to.
I also shop a LOT at my library's used book store. I LOVE shopping here because I can get such fabulous deals. The library is in a bit of a fancy schmancy area, so the rich OC Housewives buy all of these awesome books, read them once (or not at all), and then donate them to the library, where I get to buy brand new or like new books for dirt cheap. I generally get the things I want for $1 or 2 for $1. I also stock up for my classroom BIG TIME here. I love walking out of there with 10 books for my students and only spending $5. The negative is that I never know what is going to be there, but I have found some real gems, and, let's be honest, digging around is the fun part. And I love that the profits from the store support the library.
Where do you shop for books?