FINDING BOOKS


Finding books to stock your home library can be easy BUT it may be time consuming. It all depends on how much time you have and, of course, how much money you want to spend?


The local library is the most obvious choice.  The best part of that is that the books are FREE!  The draw back here is that a library may not be close AND you must return the books.  Make sure you put these on a separate shelf.


NOTE:   My local library has a Book Boutique.  This is the library's second hand store.  Perhaps your local library has a used book store also.  Finding books here is easier than some of your other choices listed below.  They may not be as inexpensive as the garage sale but looking here doesn't take as much time.



Garage Sales are great places to find excellent buys on books. Often you can find next-to-new books for pennies on the dollar! If you find a garage sale at a elementary school teacher's home, YOU'VE HIT A JACKPOT! BEWARE, garage sales aren't for the weary but for those with the patience of Job.

Used Book Stores have great buys too. However, they aren't quite as cheap as garage sales but easier on the feet. BE CAREFUL, many of these stores do trade-ins. This is okay, but many times the books that you want to trade in are ones they already have and don't need.



AudiobooksNow - Digital Audiobooks for Less

Books on tape are a must for your home library, especially if you have a child that is a struggling reader or has a reading disability. Children who have a reading difficulty still need to be exposed to books! Taped books are ideal because they can travel with the child.


Technology has made it possible that books are now available in a variety of ways. Books can be downloaded to ipods, Kindles and other devices. The Intel Reader is a portable device that reads the page for the listener.


The Internet: This is a great place to shop for books for busy parents who don't have time to do any of the above. Listed here are my favorite book sites. Many of these sites, sell both new and used. BE WISE: take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING but usually with a minimum purchase.


Usborne Books and More: Books from around the world from an award winning publisher, Usborne Books. Over 1,500 educational books as well as fiction and non-fiction books for all ages; board books for babies to encyclopedia type books for teens.


Other Retail Book Sites

Amazon.com
Google Books
Overstock.com
Bunches of Books



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