Topic | Best places to buy living books (new and used)

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  • Regan
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    I have always bought most of my books through Amazon and Rainbow Resource!  Are there better places to buy books?  Also, sometimes there are many different versions of the same book.  How do you choose?

    sarah2106
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    I buy 95% of my living books used through ABE Books. Only once in a great while new is less expensive. I have had great success with ABEbooks and only once, out of a lot or purchases, a book did not arrive from a vendor, it got lost somewhere in transit, and the vendor refunded my money within 12 hours of my inquiry about not receiving the book.

    sheraz
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    You can use http://used.addall.com/. They search about 40 databases for the lowest price. I find it helpful and have not had a problem with the vendors.

    Wings2fly
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    I buy mine at betterworldbooks.  Often there are sales for buying 6 or more sale titles at once, usually 6 for $15, free shipping.  Or Amazon if they don’t have it.  I buy new at CBD sometimes as well  as RR and Amazon.  And betterworldbooks has great customer service.

    Rebekah
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    I also like Abe Books and Better World Books.

    Karen
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    I use bookfinder.com to find the book at the best price for the condition, and usually, it’s an AbeBooks vendor who had the best price. I’ve also had very good experiences with their customer service.

    Regan
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    Thanks so much!  This is just the kind of info I need!  I have always purchased all my books new!  In my mind I have told myself it’s worthy getting new because I have 6 children and they will get a lot of use!  However, I would also like to be wise with our resources and thought I should try to look into used books that are in really good condition!  Also, I know I should price shop more but didn’t know how to go about it without going to a bunch of different individual sites which takes time!  Thanks again!

     

    RobinP
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    I use addall as well.  Some of the best living books are out of print (most of the books in my library are) and cannot be purchased new so I have to go hunting.  Addall is where I go to look because it searches the database of many sellers including Abe, Alibris, Better World, etc., brings them all up together and I can compare condition and price and make the best choice.

    AFthfulJrney
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    I use many of the ones already mentioned, but will also add Thriftbooks.com to the list!

    Aimee
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    There is also dealoz.com . They search 200 sites and list the best deals and even tell you where the best new and used deals are.

    HollyS
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    Homeschool Library Builder is one I’ve used many times.  It’s http://www.hslibrarybuilder.com .

    Library and Educational Services (libraryanded.com) is great too.

    Regan
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    Thank you so much ladies!  It has been a bit a bit crazy around my house but we are officially done with school this year!  Learning is year round though 🙂  We are starting off our Summer break (about 6 1/2 weeks) and I am ordering the last of my books today!  I am so glad you shared all these wonderful resources with me!  Thanks again!!!

     

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