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It’s safe to say that I’m a total bookworm. I love books and it’s also fair to say that I buy them pretty frequently. I’ve even shared my reviews of a few here on the blog – and I have many more to come!
I want to point out that I like buying new books and supporting authors (especially new authors) because I think that’s important.
I also like to purchase used books for various reasons sometimes – whether it’s because I need to save money or I’m looking for an older book that I can’t find anywhere else, etc. And I don’t think anything is wrong with that.
Plus, buying used books is good for the environment!
There are so many places to purchase used books, whether it’s online or a brick-and-mortar store.
But today, I thought I’d talk about my favorite place to buy cheap books online!
What is ThriftBooks?
My favorite place to buy cheap books online has got to be ThriftBooks.com. They have a website and a phone app that you can use to browse their selection.
On ThriftBooks, you can search for any books or authors that you’re looking for – whether it’s an old book or a recent release.
They also have many sections to browse if you don’t know what you’re looking for – whether it’s true crime, romance, religion, or anything in between. They also have a special section for collectible books, which I think is awesome because those can be so hard to find.
And they don’t just sell books, either. They also have movies, music, and video games.
But one of my favorite parts about ThriftBooks has got to be their rewards program! They have ReadingRewards, which allows you to earn points toward free books. Plus, you get a birthday reward. I also received a free $5 book as a Christmas gift too!
Here’s a look at the different levels:
My experience with ThriftBooks:
I’ve ordered with ThriftBooks 5 times now and I’ve had a great experience. I’ve ordered a total of 8 books for just over $50, which means that each book was just over $6 on average. That’s such a great deal, in my opinion!
Their site tells you if the book you’re ordering is in “like new” condition, “good” condition, “poor” condition, etc. So some of the books I got were like new, while others weren’t so good. But I knew ahead of time so that’s obviously not a problem.
Their shipping is also pretty fast too!
Almost all of the books that I’ve ordered were ones that I couldn’t find anywhere else. That’s actually how I ended up finding them in the first place. I was searching for a book series (Mysteries of the Unknown) that I literally couldn’t find anywhere when I came across ThriftBooks.
Here’s a list of the books I’ve purchased from them so far:
- Phantom Encounters (Mysteries of the Unknown)
- Witches and Witchcraft (Mysteries of the Unknown Series)
- The UFO Phenomenon (Mysteries of the Unknown)
- Death Note, Vol. 1
- Death Note, Vol. 2
- The Cases That Haunt Us
- The Stranger Beside Me (you can read my review here!)
- You Are a Badass
If you want to sign up for ThriftBooks and use this link here, you can get 1 free book when you spend $30! 😁
Have you shopped with ThriftBooks before? Would you like to? Let’s chat in the comments!