Happy 2018 everyone! 🎆 As it’s a brand new year, I’ve decided to wise up and find smarter ways to buy books. Here are some of the tips I’ll be sticking to this year- feel free to share some of your own or even some of the resolutions you’ve made for this year!
#1 Buy e-books
They’re usually a lot cheaper than paperbacks, hardbacks and most definitely audio books. Bonus: e-books take up 0 shelf space, and so you won’t have to worry about that ever-growing physical pile of unread books.
#2 Visit your local charity shop
Once I found a copy of Wild Swans by Jung Chang in perfect condition at my local charity shop. I was so happy as it was on my to read list but get this- it was a signed copy! So purchasing it for £1 made it the bargain of my life. Seriously, you never know what gems you’ll find in charity shops.
#3 Sign up (for free) to BookBub for alerts on free/discounted e-books
Warning: You will more than likely become addicted to downloading free/cheap e-books.
#4 Enter giveaways
It’s always worth a try! It’s as easy as following and retweeting a book account on Twitter, or entering competitions on book websites like Wordery. Goodreads runs giveaways all year round too. They’ll even email you when a book you’ve already shelved is up for grabs in a giveaway.
#5 Visit your local public library!
It’s completely free, there are endless books to choose from, and you’ll probably love being surrounded by all those wonderful books. All you need is a library card, and you should be good to go.
#6 Visit Amazon
Amazon sometimes has great deals on, like the 3 paperbacks for £10 one where you can chose from new, popular releases. And if you don’t mind not owning a new copy, you can buy used copies for super cheap prices.
#7 Visit Book Depository
Apart from the bargains, my favourite thing about ordering from Book Depository is the cool bookmark that comes with your order 🙂 Bonus: they offer free delivery worldwide.
#8 Join a book reward scheme
Bookstores like Waterstones have a scheme where you earn points for every purchase you make. If you’re buying books, you may as well earn something back for it! Definitely check out your local book store to see what they have on offer.
That’s it from me! Feel free to share some of your own tips or maybe even tips that you’ve tried and liked. Thanks for dropping by, and have a wonderful 2018.
Best wishes xo