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How to Save Money on Books

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Books

Reading doesn't have to be an expensive habit. If you're a bookworm who moves through title after title —— and can't exactly afford to shell out cash for all the exciting new reads each season — we've got a few quick hacks to help you save money on books. Take note, then dive into some of the June books we can't wait to read.

  • Head to your local library. Let's get the obvious choice out of the way and simply suggest that a library card can go a long way!
  • Try OverDrive. If you prefer ebooks or you'd rather browse from the comfort of your couch, OverDrive features a catalog of over 2 million eBooks and audiobooks from libraries.
  • Take the art of the book swap to the next level. Go beyond casually borrowing books from friends and establish a system to help everyone swap their favorite reads. For instance, you can add fellow bookworms to a shared Google doc where each person can catalog their libraries and sign up to borrow one another's books.
  • Seek out coupons and online deals. Sometimes it's as simple as doing a Google search for book coupons to find daily deals. Another option? Sign up for newsletters from sites like Barnes & Noble to get a heads up on any discount offerings.
  • Go for used books. Rather than breaking the bank on brand-new titles, browse for older, used books both online and at independent bookstores.
  • Trade with coworkers. Seek out the book lovers around your office and coordinate on which books you buy each season to help each other save on new titles.
  • Choose free ebooks and audiobooks. If you aren't sure where to find free books, here are some good places to start: Amazon's list of free ebooks, Barnes & Noble's free ebook collection, plus book swap sites like PaperBack Swap.com.
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