Where to buy books online
PleaseChooseAnother · 30/06/2020 15:08
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.
sleepismysuperpower1 · 30/06/2020 15:12
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 · 30/06/2020 15:41
That's really useful, thank you
Ellmau · 30/06/2020 15:42
ABEBooks.co.uk for buying used books (no recommendations), but try Goodreads for recommendations
PleaseChooseAnother · 30/06/2020 15:54
Thank you. I'll try both of those as well. You can never have too many books (or places to buy them from)
Cornishblues · 30/06/2020 17:10
Fantastic fiction website is also good for ‘who writes like’ ideas.
Tinkletwat · 30/06/2020 17:12
Hive.co.uk think your local indy bookseller can get a cut of the price too.
Katinthedoghouse · 30/06/2020 17:14
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 · 30/06/2020 17:19
I like Wordery - they have recommendations but I'm not sure how good they actually are.
PleaseChooseAnother · 30/06/2020 17:29
Fabulous! I'll have to do some book ordering to try all of these out 😀
WhiteC0sm05 · 30/06/2020 17:53
Blackwells are really good and free delivery.
Ticketyboop · 30/06/2020 17:55
Book depository- free delivery too
WinWinnieTheWay · 30/06/2020 17:58
World of Books and Amazon, if I had a local independent I would support them, especially now.
WisestIsShe · 30/06/2020 22:12
I used abebooks as well but someone on here told me they're owned by Amazon?
FiveShelties · 01/07/2020 09:20
@Ticketyboop - do Amazon now own Book Depository?
Ticketyboop · 01/07/2020 10:22
@FiveShelties, oh my - I have no idea. But I often find prices are cheaper on Book Depository compared to Amazon
SkepticalCat · 01/07/2020 15:10
The Book Depository and AbeBooks are owned by Amazon.
WhiteC0sm05 · 01/07/2020 17:45
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 · 02/07/2020 11:36
@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 · 06/07/2020 00:41
Great service and free delivery. Helps local indie booksellers.
DancelikeEmmaGoldman · 06/07/2020 04:53
biblio.com is good for secondhand books. You can limit search by country to cut down on postage.
cdtaylornats · 07/07/2020 12:31
Support a British book shop
PollyPolson · 09/07/2020 16:51
itsmorethanthat · 13/07/2020 23:41
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 · 18/07/2020 22:00
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.
Rainmr · 18/07/2020 23:13
Blackwell Bookshop are often the same price as Amazon.
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