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Prompts: Do you buy secondhand books? Why or why not? What are the benefits of buying secondhand? What are the cons of secondhand books? What do you recommend people do to better support secondhand bookstores? (Hasini @ Bibliosini)
I purchase new books but I also purchase secondhand books. If it’s a book that’s been out for a while, I often search for secondhand books online. The price difference between a new book and a secondhand one can be huge. This can lead to saving money and using that toward more books. Woohoo!
When buying secondhand books online, there more options in terms of price and condition. I tend to buy those that are in very good condition or better. I’ve found that sometimes “very good” is often nearly as good as new. When purchasing from a physical secondhand bookstore, inventory can be limited to what is at hand. What they have is what they have so conditions may vary.
To help secondhand bookstores, purchase secondhand books. If you have any books you no longer want, you can always donate them as well.
Do you purchase secondhand books?