Buying books

I thought I would write a post about where I buy my books and why. Some of my books will be brand new where as some books I buy might be second hand. I sometimes buy second hand because the book might not be printed anymore or it’s actually a LOT cheaper especially when I was a student, buying brand new books can be very expensive. Some books I may buy will be digital (Kindle) this is because I’m either travelling or its cheaper to have it on Kindle. There are probably more good book shops and online shops although these are the ones I can think off the top of my head and the ones I use a lot!

Amazon – This is my main form of book buying platform. This is because I have a Prime Student account which means I get quick next day delivery on a LOT of books and some discounts making it cheap too. Cheap, quick and simple.

Ebay – This is another simple and quick way to find books. Some books are new and some are second hand – some are really quick delivery also.

World of books -This is one of my favourite websites to buy books from. All the books on this website are second hand. Every book I have bought off this website has been in almost perfect condition, a lot of the books are saved from closed down libraries or from libraries when they close down. And any book that isn’t in good enough condition to re-sell will be recycled properly, they are committed when it comes to the environmental impact.

Better world of books – This is another website the same as world of books, there message is keeping books from landfill sights – they work closely with schools, colleagues, universities, student groups and libraries for giving a large surplus of books to places that need them more often. Books again are in good condition.

Used book search – This is a good website just to search different book sellers and prices, a bit like a price comparison website.

Abe Books – This is another popular second hand book website, this website has many for the different countries.

WHSmith – For new book this shop and online shop is fantastic! Sometimes great deals and some book signings at your local shop.

Waterstones – This is another place REALLY good for new books, store and online store and some book signings at your local shop.

The book people – Usually go around schools and workplaces selling all different kinds of books but you can also order from their website, books are always at a fantastic price.

The Works – A nice little shop that sells not just books but stationary, notebooks, calendars, art stuff all kind of things but if you do find a book you like in this shop it’s usually at a really good price.

Forbidden Planet – A really good shop and online shop for new comics, graphic novels, manga and much more. A really good geek shop.


Why Harry Potter is proof that books are not dead

So my University (The university of Derby) that I attend wrote a blog post about why the Harry Potter books are proof that books are not dead. I found this an interesting blog post so thought I would share it here! University of derby – Why Harry Potter is proof books aren’t dead