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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.

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 30/06/2020 15:12

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

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PleaseChooseAnother · 30/06/2020 15:41

That's really useful, thank you

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Ellmau · 30/06/2020 15:42

Waterstones?

ABEBooks.co.uk for buying used books (no recommendations), but try Goodreads for recommendations

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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)

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Cornishblues · 30/06/2020 17:10

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

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Tinkletwat · 30/06/2020 17:12

Hive.co.uk think your local indy bookseller can get a cut of the price too.

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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 !

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onemouseplace · 30/06/2020 17:19

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

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PleaseChooseAnother · 30/06/2020 17:29

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

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WhiteC0sm05 · 30/06/2020 17:53

Blackwells are really good and free delivery.

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Ticketyboop · 30/06/2020 17:55

Book depository- free delivery too

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WinWinnieTheWay · 30/06/2020 17:58

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

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WisestIsShe · 30/06/2020 22:12

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

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FiveShelties · 01/07/2020 09:20

@Ticketyboop - do Amazon now own Book Depository?

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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

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SkepticalCat · 01/07/2020 15:10

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Amazon

The Book Depository and AbeBooks are owned by Amazon.

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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.

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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.

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Vargas · 06/07/2020 00:41

Hive.co.uk

Great service and free delivery. Helps local indie booksellers.

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DancelikeEmmaGoldman · 06/07/2020 04:53

biblio.com is good for secondhand books. You can limit search by country to cut down on postage.

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cdtaylornats · 07/07/2020 12:31

Support a British book shop

www.waterstones.com/

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PollyPolson · 09/07/2020 16:51

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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/

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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.

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Rainmr · 18/07/2020 23:13

Blackwell Bookshop are often the same price as Amazon.

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