If you are an avid bookworm like myself then this post is for you! I love finding ways to get the books I love for super cheap or even better, free! Hopefully, this list can provide you with some great ideas on how to find great deals on books! (this post may contain affiliate links, but only those that I use myself)
Bookbub is probably my favorite thing ever. All you do is create an account using your email address and they send you daily emails with notifications of books that are either free or available at a significantly discounted price on Amazon. Now these are all e-books, but if you have an electronic reading device this is a great resource for you to use! Definitely check it out!
If you don’t know already, I am a huge supporter of utilizing your public library. One of the main reasons I support this is because you can read books for free! I take advantage of e-books, audiobooks, and bound books. Definitely use your library to read books before you decide to buy them. That way you keep to your budget, but can still splurge on the stuff you really love.
- Book Sales
I love shopping for hidden treasures at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I feel the same way when I’m shopping at a book sale! I’ve been to several book sales over the years and I am always finding fantastic new books or past favorites that I am willing to add to my literary library. Be sure to check these out, because they have books for much cheaper prices then regular book stores. I also have been able to buy books in bulk at events like $5 bag sales. Just do your research and have fun!
Book Outlet is a fantastic website! They have books for super cheap prices and always have great sales! I’m a huge fan and if you are a fan of the booktube community on Youtube, they will tell you the same. Go check them out and let me know what great books you find!
- Review books
There are tons of sites that allow you to request an advanced copy of a book in exchange for an honest review. Some sites even compensate you for the reviews you provide. Keep in mind there are lots of scam sites out there and I haven’t personally done this yet, but I do plan on trying this in the future. If you’d like to look into this more, I recommend checking out Real Ways to Earn Money Online. They have a fantastic post about how to get started in this area!
- Borrow books
Utilizing your network of friends and family, it is very possible that you could read a large amount of books for free! Just be sure to share the books you’ve purchased in return. It’s always nice to give more than you take J
- Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble actually has a free Nook books page where they offer free e-book versions of classics and other books that you can read on your Nook!
Audible is a monthly subscription service that allows you to purchase audio books! You can listen to them directly on your smart phone or tablet. You can also get free books with certain memberships through them! I’ve personally used Audible so that I could listen to audio books while driving. Since I spend a minimum of 10 hours a week in my car, this is a great way to pass the time.
- Enter Contests
I have actually won a free book just from entering a free giveaway contest on Goodreads. I also have a friend who has won several books from entering such contests. (I’ve only entered book contests through Goodreads, so use good judgement if you find other sources). Keep in mind, some of these giveaways will give you a book, but ask for an honest review in exchange.
- Reach out to an Author
I have actually been given a free e-book from an author who self-published her e-book. All she asked for in return was an honest review. Now, I was happy to do this and I enjoyed getting to read a free book even if this particular one wasn’t my favorite.
So these are the things I currently use or know someone who uses these methods to get free or super cheap books. For all of us bookworms, this is heaven and a great way to support our addiction J
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