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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.
www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb?msclkid=b506034aaaa910d8382b5db1ed454304&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand%20-%20Desktop%20-%20Bing%20Only&utm_term=world%20of%20books&utm_content=Brand%20-%20Exact
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?

ABEBooks.co.uk 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

Hive.co.uk 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

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Amazon

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

Hive.co.uk

Great service and free delivery. Helps local indie booksellers.

DancelikeEmmaGoldman Mon 06-Jul-20 04:53:10

biblio.com 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

www.waterstones.com/

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. www.bookwiseonline.co.uk/

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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