Okay guys, I’m feeling the itch to buy a new book… But, after booking a plane ticket to Iceland, my wallet can’t really take a day at Barnes and Noble. I always go in expecting to buy one or two books, and I come home with 10! So, I’m going to turn to my old friend, Thriftbooks.
I discovered Thriftbooks a year ago, and about 50% of my books are from their site. They have pretty much every book you could ever want, and most of them are only $3.59! You pay a dollar or two more if you want them in perfect condition, but I’m usually fine with a bit of wear. After all, you can get one brand-new, pristine looking book from Barnes and Nobles for $20, or you can get 4 or 5 slightly used books for that same price on Thriftbooks.
A huge drawback of a lot of online bookstores is that you have to pay shipping for each book, as they are all coming from different locations. However, with Thriftbooks, if your order is $10 or more, U.S. shipping is free! That’s freaking incredible. And, it get’s better: For every $50 you spend, you get a $5 off Reading Rewards coupon. But, you don’t have to spend the $50 all at once like with most stores; instead, you can spend a little bit of a time, and Thriftbooks will track your progress towards the coupon! I’ve earned four coupons over the last year, and the coupons paid for 5 free books.
Some of the books I’ve purchased from Thriftbooks:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K. Rowling
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
And loads more!
The only downsides to Thriftbooks is that shipping typically takes 1-2 weeks, and the books arrive with little stickers on the spine. The stickers are removable, but just a little annoying.
Other than that though… you can get any book your heart desires for the price of a coffee. I think that’s a pretty darn good deal!
If you are interested in checking out Thriftbooks, you can use my referral to sign up and receive 15% off your first order. Click here for more information.
Disclosure: This is an affiliate link, and I do receive a Thriftbooks discount coupon for orders made within 14 days of signing up.