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Initial post: Aug 7, 2011, 7:01:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2011, 7:02:04 AM PDT
Tero says:
Where do you folks buy and sell your books?

I do buy quite a lot of nonfiction. I like to check them out in a real bookstore to see how they are illustrated. I am 57 and seem to reverting to school days: I need illustrated books. Non fiction and no pictures: I am asleep in 20 minutes.

The other category I buy is field guides. Planning to do ice age trail in Wisconsin some summer.

Quite a lot of my books are form Amazon sellers used.

Posted on Aug 7, 2011, 5:36:20 PM PDT
I buy new and used from Amazon; also some used from eBay. Once in a while I go to The Strand (16 miles of books; it bills itself as the largest used bookstore on Earth). Very rarely do I go to a bookstore like B&N or Borders that sells new books, because the prices on Amazon & eBay are so much better.

I sell used books to used book stores and hope to recoup 10 cents on the dollar, though I'd get a lot more money by selling through Amazon or eBay. But I don't have the time or inclination to do the whole wrapping/standing on line at the Post Office/customer service routine. Plus, Amazon and eBay take cuts, and eBay reports sales to the IRS (not sure if Amazon does).

Posted on Aug 7, 2011, 5:45:48 PM PDT
DonJuan says:
If you go to scribd.com you may be able to find books for free. I've gotten literally hundreds of books. The era of scanning them in and posting them on a cloud is here!

Posted on Aug 7, 2011, 6:44:55 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 7, 2011, 7:52:07 PM PDT
Tero says:
I've located a bookstore here in Missouri. Occupies an old Borders site. So I have a choice over Barnes and Noble a mile down the road.

2040 Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield, MO

Posted on Aug 8, 2011, 9:23:25 AM PDT
I love the used book store near the university and, for those books which are impossible to find locally (I live on a small island), I like Amazon.

Posted on Aug 8, 2011, 9:41:54 AM PDT
Rev Otter says:
i'm lucky to live near a quaint locally-owned mom-and-pop bookstore. they're happy to special-order anything they don't have. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 1:11:54 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
Try Powells. They are online as well as a 'real' bookstore.

[Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Oregon's Portland metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.[6] Powell's City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of downtown, and occupies a full city block, between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W. Burnside and NW Couch Streets. It contains over 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2), about 1.6 acres of retail floor space.
The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.[7] Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.[6]]

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 6:43:43 AM PDT
ErikR says:
Wow, why did someone down-vote you? Powell's in one of the best bookstores in the world.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 6:47:46 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
Diane, The Strand is one of my hubby's most favorite places on earth! He's retired, and sometimes he goes into the city and spends the better part of the day browsing through The Strand.

I, on the other hand, am a total e-book person and buy almost everything for Kindle on Amazon. Even cookbooks (which I collect). The cookbooks I browse and read on my iPad's Kinde app, and the formatting is getting better and better. I love having a cookbook collection with me on my daily commute so I can look up recipes as I travel home on the subway.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 6:55:48 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
We have a lurker who routinely votes things down. Yawn.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011, 9:33:58 AM PST
Tero says:
2040 Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield, MO
BAM store

Buys sells. Books ok for fiction. CDs DVDs are a pretty good deal. I wonät shop there for books, my titles are all on Amazon. ;)
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