Staying Positive Through Spiritual Guidance

Staying Positive Through Spiritual Guidance

3 Ways To Save Money At A Used Bookstore

by Gail Gardner

If you love to read, you probably know just how expensive books can be. Shopping at a used bookstore is a great way to save, but there is a chance that you aren't saving as much as you could be. These are a few tips to help you save even more money when shopping at a used bookstore. 

1. Trade in Old Books

As a bookworm, you probably have at least a few books lying around your home that you probably won't read again. Cut down on the clutter at home and save money on future reading materials by taking these old books into a used bookstore to trade them in. Many shops will give you either cash or in-store credit, and you may get more to spend if you opt for the in-store credit option. It's a great way to save money on future books while getting rid of the books that might be cluttering up your bookshelf.

2. Check Out More Obscure Titles

In many used bookstores, newer titles or titles from popular authors sell for a little more. There is nothing wrong with checking out these favorites, but it's a good idea to walk the aisles and check out some of the more obscure and less popular titles. You might find new favorites this way, and you'll often be able to buy more books for your money.

3. Don't Be Too Picky About Condition

Many bookstores base their pricing off of a few different factors, including the condition of the book. Although new-looking copies might be more appealing, you may want to consider checking out more well-loved books. Well-loved books often include tattered covers and dogeared pages, but they are often still good reads. Taking a look at these books can help you save money when you're shopping at a used bookstore and adding to your collection, and you might find that these well-loved books have a little more personality as well. Just make sure that you flip through them to ensure that there aren't any missing pages and that the books appear to be in readable condition.

As you can see, it is entirely possible to save money when shopping for books at a used bookstore (such as Although shopping at a used bookstore is a good way to save money anyway, following these three tips can help you save even more on all of the books that you want to add to your at-home collection.


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Staying Positive Through Spiritual Guidance

These days, it can be hard for me to watch the news. It can be depressing to hear about so many earthquakes, terrible mass shootings, and awful illnesses. Fortunately, I have gained a lot of strength by working with my local church to participate in church service. Together, we have made hygiene packets for refugees and helped with other large service projects. This participation has helped me in my personal life, and it has strengthened my resolve to be a better person. This website is all about becoming better and staying positive through spirituality, service to others, and focusing on doing good.