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November 14th, 2005, 05:39 PM
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I love to read in English, but I'm not in the US. I have two options to get books: Amazon, but I usually have to wait for a big list to make the shipping fee worth it or a small store we have here that only sells books in English.
I personally think that the experience of entering a huge bookstore and be able to look through them is very unique. Buying online cannot compare to that. I once spent like 3 hours in a Barnes & Noble in Houston that was 3 stories high and huge. I felt like a kid in a candy store.
Fortunately, dh feels the same way so we can enjoy th eexperience together. Even if we're on opposite sides of the store (I'm mystery, he's fantasy)
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November 15th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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Ah, there is nothing like browsing at a book store. I love to look for books at thrift stores, where I can buy a whole stack of books - often interesting older or obscure books - and redonate them later. I often buy books on Amazon, the shipping is always free with a $25 order (but maybe that doesn't apply outside the US). Amazon has nice sales and discounts.
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November 16th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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I'm a huge fan of used book stores. I try to buy as many of the books I want used as I can.
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November 17th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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There aren't many used books stores near where I live, but when I was at the University there was one on the same street. I loved looking at all the old books.
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November 17th, 2005, 04:41 PM
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Heh, I work at a bookstore..... Chapters (Canada)... It is like the Barnes & Noble, but of Canada.....

I also buy a lot of my books from the university......
I am a 3rd year English/Women's Studies major..........
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November 18th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Being a "starving" college student with family obligations (ie food is more important than books sometimes lol) I usually have to buy any books that I want or need from half.com. It's owned and run by the same people of ebay, but you don't bid on things, you just buy.. which is nice. There are a lot of used books for really cheap and with cheap shipping. When I want to pamper myself, I like to go to Borders. Our Borders is really small- only one floor, and you can see from one end of the store to the other but I like going there- the people know me.

The big three level bookstores kind of intimidate me. Theyr'e really expensive, and I get so sidetracked easily so it's easy for me to get lost (both mentally and physically lost) I try to avoid them...
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November 18th, 2005, 06:51 PM
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One feature on Amazon that I love is the reviews from people who have read the book. I always love to see what others have said about a book before I buy it or get it from the library. You don't have to buy the book from Amazon, to take advantage of this.
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November 21st, 2005, 01:46 PM
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I have a problem... I go to Chapters and then come out spending at least forty bucks... I have to quit going in there because there is nothing wrong with a used book... I also need to go to the public library more!
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November 24th, 2005, 06:29 PM
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Heh, I buy the amount of books that I do at Chapters because of my employee discount card.......
It is pretty much equivalent to an Irewards card though...........
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November 25th, 2005, 09:16 AM
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I have a problem... I go to Chapters and then come out spending at least forty bucks... I have to quit going in there because there is nothing wrong with a used book... I also need to go to the public library more!
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I know that I can't go into Chapters and just spend a little money, although I do have a discount card because I am a teacher. I can spend a lot of time and money in the bigger book stores like Indigo too. I have to say though, I do love used book stores and have found some great books there, like a hard-cover copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and a great Dr. Seus compilation book as well for dd. I have to get my rear-end into the local library, I haven't been there in a little while.
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November 25th, 2005, 09:37 PM
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I find the second-hand stores really great for finding really hard-to-find books!
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November 29th, 2005, 06:28 AM
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SInce I have the whole collection of V.C. Andrew bood already (I'm caught up) so when I buy the newest one I usually go to Walmart, they are the cheapest for newer books.
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