Do you prefer shopping for new books or second hand books?

(32 Posts)
BananaBubbles Wed 19-Sep-12 21:40:16

I'm just curious to know which people prefer?

Personally I love both,but I do have a soft spot for second hand books.I can find some rare gems when looking for second hand books,and I love the element of surprise.
I also love that you can often find second hand books for sale in the most unexpected of places.

I spent over £100 on books this week. £100. Admittedly a lot of that is 4 textbooks for uni and shipping, but also bought biogs and the rest of the Tillerman series I haven't read and Emma Donogue books....waterstones marketplace, 65p for loads of books! Must stop myself from buying books online at all. Very bad. Support the shops.

I can't bring myself to take a chance on books for £8.99 each. I buy books randomly and where I live(d) is full of second hand shops.

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 27-Sep-12 20:34:24

I buy from jumble sales, random places like hospitals who have a shelf for 10p, my library has sales, brilliant oxfam bookshop near me, two in fact. I spend an inordinate amount of time on Amazon and have 12 wish lists all neatly organised.

I am also in charge of the PTA bookstall!!!!

ninjanurse Thu 27-Sep-12 21:17:51

I love a good rummage in charity shops/2nd hand bookshops and finding a book I have been after for ages for 50p. I take a chance on different types of books when they are cheap as well. I always manage to get hold of new bestsellers in chaity shops as well. You just got to wait a couple of months. Could never justify paying full price for paperbacks. I have a kindle as well, but I usually use that for cheap and free books.

elkiedee Sun 30-Sep-12 20:27:46

quirrel, is the Tillerman series the books by Cynthia Voigt? - I loved those when I read them years ago and am trying to collect my own copies through charity shops.

mum2jakie Mon 15-Oct-12 20:30:00

OMG - Thanks for that Amazon warehouse link! Can't believe those prices include delivery! I may be some time...

shyandquiet Fri 26-Oct-12 00:01:54

Second hand and in charity shops only cos you get a really random selection but in bookshops you just find what "they" want you to find.

Redbindy Fri 26-Oct-12 00:05:23

I love books from charity shops and boot sales. I have heard (ahem) that piratebay is a useful resource for those of us with Kindles.

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