Some of us have been buying used books before the idea caught on with people. Prior to this, buying used books was considered to the option for indigent people.
Buying used books was only common among college students and book lovers, who realized that visiting used book shops not only provide the opportunity to save money, but will also results in a pleasant buying used books experience.
Over the years, buying used books has become more difficult and to be candid more frustrating, because the big chain bookstores are muscling the small autonomous ones out of business. Thus, buying used books has suddenly become in one part a challenge, and in the another part an almost pleasant task…as used books as well as new ones can now be purchased online.
This is good news to me though, because buying used books not only saves time, money, but also saves reclusive people like me, social interaction with annoying characters out there.
My recent experience in a bookstore clearly drives this point home. Many stores are now frequented by people who just laze around and just peek through books and magazines they probably will not buy, but will only stain and wrinkled with their greedy paws. These stores are now places where people hang out and impede genuine shoppers with integrity from gaining access.
This has made physical store very repulsive to me, as I now buy my used books online. The advantage inherent in this is twofold. Online bookstores offer the same service like physical stores, and they also stock very rare titles of used books. And to aid you in getting the best service about buying used books online, below are some list some premium websites:
Powells.com is one of the largest bookstores around. The actual office in Oregon is a city block long and stories high. This store is very big and stocks millions of books.
When you are looking for a title, Ebay.com is a good place to look for such book. You can use the search engine at EBay or check out good online bookstores where it takes book vendors as far away as the U.K a few days to ship orders from consumers. GreenAppleBooks.com is a perfect antidote to the nightmare physical store I described above, as it is an affordable online bookstore for both new and used books.
Word-power.co.uk/about_us is another online bookstore worth checking out. It is entirely independent, and receives no state or funding from the state.