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PleaseChooseAnother Tue 30-Jun-20 15:08:22

I'm trying to cut down on the amount I use Amazon.

Does anyone have any suggestions of somewhere to buy books that makes suggestions for other similar books as well as Amazon does?

I read a wide range of books and enjoy clicking from one recommendation to the next to find books to read, since I don't get chance to wander around bookshops any more.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Tue 30-Jun-20 15:12:40

I buy from world of books, and would recommend them.
They don't offer 'what to read next' recommendations like amazon, but if you google 'what to read after- book title-', lists will appear

PleaseChooseAnother Tue 30-Jun-20 15:41:32

That's really useful, thank you

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Ellmau Tue 30-Jun-20 15:42:54

Waterstones? for buying used books (no recommendations), but try Goodreads for recommendations

PleaseChooseAnother Tue 30-Jun-20 15:54:49

Thank you. I'll try both of those as well. You can never have too many books (or places to buy them from)

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Cornishblues Tue 30-Jun-20 17:10:17

Fantastic fiction website is also good for ‘who writes like’ ideas.

Tinkletwat Tue 30-Jun-20 17:12:20 think your local indy bookseller can get a cut of the price too.

Katinthedoghouse Tue 30-Jun-20 17:14:04

I’ve had a few bargains from eBay recently searching Joblot or bundle. I’ve searched with names of authors I’ve liked such as kingsolver or Amy tan

Ok, there have been a couple of duds but it’s recycling and easy on my pocket - win !

onemouseplace Tue 30-Jun-20 17:19:38

I like Wordery - they have recommendations but I'm not sure how good they actually are.

PleaseChooseAnother Tue 30-Jun-20 17:29:32

Fabulous! I'll have to do some book ordering to try all of these out 😀

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WhiteC0sm05 Tue 30-Jun-20 17:53:11

Blackwells are really good and free delivery.

Ticketyboop Tue 30-Jun-20 17:55:36

Book depository- free delivery too

WinWinnieTheWay Tue 30-Jun-20 17:58:46

World of Books and Amazon, if I had a local independent I would support them, especially now.

WisestIsShe Tue 30-Jun-20 22:12:07

I used abebooks as well but someone on here told me they're owned by Amazon?

FiveShelties Wed 01-Jul-20 09:20:16

@Ticketyboop - do Amazon now own Book Depository?

Ticketyboop Wed 01-Jul-20 10:22:54

@FiveShelties, oh my - I have no idea. But I often find prices are cheaper on Book Depository compared to Amazon

SkepticalCat Wed 01-Jul-20 15:10:43

The Book Depository and AbeBooks are owned by Amazon.

WhiteC0sm05 Wed 01-Jul-20 17:45:10

I’ve ordered some r obscure( US)but popular books I’ve seen on Insta from Blackwells cheaper than Amazon. They had better stock too. Sometimes you get a lovely Blackwells bookmark. They take book tokens and seem really reliable. Came quicker than expected. I’ve ordered from them about 10 times now.

FiveShelties Thu 02-Jul-20 11:36:17

@Ticketyboop yes I have found that too. I used them a lot as they used to do (may still do) free shipping to NZ which made them much cheaper than Amazon.

Vargas Mon 06-Jul-20 00:41:06

Great service and free delivery. Helps local indie booksellers.

DancelikeEmmaGoldman Mon 06-Jul-20 04:53:10 is good for secondhand books. You can limit search by country to cut down on postage.

cdtaylornats Tue 07-Jul-20 12:31:32

Support a British book shop

PollyPolson Thu 09-Jul-20 16:51:26

independent book shop who delivers

itsmorethanthat Mon 13-Jul-20 23:41:25

My local bookshop has recently started selling online. They are a discount type shop so don’t have a huge range but they do get new stock quite regularly and the prices are generally very good. I’ve had lots of great fiction titles from here in the past.

ritzbiscuits Sat 18-Jul-20 22:00:42

Don't be fooled by Waterstones, they are owned by a massive Private Equity group. It's no better than giving money to Amazon.

Use Amazon for recommendations then purchase via your local bookshop if you want to be more ethical.

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