Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bookish Discussion: Where I Get My Books

Last week I got my book order from Book Outlet, so today I thought I'd talk a little more about where I usually get my books, considering I've been on said site quite a lot recently.

Authors and Book Publishers

First off, as most book bloggers, I get a good part of my book collection from authors and publishers. Sometimes I get them directly from the authors/publishers themselves, but most often I get them from Netgalley. Edelweiss I don't use too often, but I have gotten a handful from there, too. No matter where I get these review books, I am always grateful for getting free books (in exchange for honest reviews)! Lately, however, I haven't gotten an awful lot of review books due to the fact that I'm really trying to get through the ones I currently have. We'll see how that goes ;)

Locally and Around Town

One of the downsides of living in a not-so-big town, We don't have a freakin' B&N! I'd have to drive out of my way just to go find one of those! I remember way back in the day we used to have a bookstore at the mall, but that's gone now, as well *sad face* The only real bookstore we have is Hastings, so that is where I purchase most of my books here locally. Sometimes I go there just to waste sometime and I don't buy anything because, well, books! Lol. As of 2017, we don't have a Hastings anymore!! D: What's a booknerd to do?!

We also have a used books place called Amanda's Bookstore. Again, as of 2017, this store has a different name... still a used bookstore though! I haven't bought an awful lot of books from there because they don't usually have books I'd read. But I still do go there quite often, just to check ;) Plus they have a super cute cat!

And the last place where I get my books locally is, of course, my library! I LOVE getting books from here because, hello! FREE! I actually also started borrowing movies from here. A couple of weeks ago I borrowed Guardians of the Galaxy! But, you want to know something? I actually don't go to my library a lot. Why, you ask? Because I order my books from their online site and they mail them to me also for FREE! I can check out library books from the comfort of my home (and without having to wear real pants! ;) lol)


As some of you may know, one of my new favorite sites to buy books is Book Outlet! When I go to Hastings I always gravitate toward the Bargain section because those are always cheaper (and I'm super broke, lol), so I thought this site was just awesome! (And I just ordered a couple more books from that site yesterday, hehehe).

Another site I loved was The Book Depository because FREE shipping (internationally, too)! :D And the books there are also sometimes cheaper than other places. I don't use this site that much anymore, and I really don't know why. I'll have to check out that place more often.

And lastly is Amazon, of course. This is where I get a whole bunch of freebies but it is also where I've gotten a good part of my print book collection. Not only are the prices cheaper than say Target or Walmart, but I also get free shipping thanks to Amazon prime (in 2017, not anymore D:)! And not only that, but I've gotten a good handful of Amazon giftcards from Swagbucks to feed my book addiction! :D (I actually stopped using this site a while ago... Now that I have a stable job, I just buy whatever I want when I want ;) hehehe)

Where do you like book shopping at?? Have you been to Book Outlet? Because you really should! And always remember your library! ;) What about Swagbuck? Ever heard of it? Do you use it? Would you use it? Let me know in the comments below! :)


  1. I joined Swagbucks a couple years ago, but didn't like it. I've been using Bing Rewards since then, and I've gotten tons of $5 Amazon cards, too. You get a point every 2 searches, up to 15 points per day (unless it's a double day!), and for just clicking on their search of the day (usually holiday related or something) so I get one about every month. :)

    Angie @ Pinkindle

    1. Ooooh, I don't get one that often. I may have to check out this other one instead!

  2. I do buy my books in either Amazon, Book Depository and as of late also BookOutlet!

  3. SwagBucks sounds a lot like MyPoints. I've been a member of MyPoints FOREVER. I figured out recently I have enough points to get like $100 in Amazon gift cards. That's A LOT of books. :)

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

    1. Girl, what are you waiting for! Go redeem that card! Lol.

  4. I love Swagbucks - and I spend all of my bucks on Amazon gift cards too! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Right? Free GCs for books... what more could a girl ask for? ;) Lol.


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