Love Discount Reads? Bookstores Sell Used Books For Less

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We all know that you can dig through your neighbor’s garage sale and snag a copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ for $2, but what if your literature of choice is a little more contemporary ?

It makes a real dent in the pocket to shell out $16 to $25 to read the latest release. Instead, (if you can’t hit the library) we love the idea of buying used books. Used books might be a bit wrinkled, but they’re more relatable when they’re less pristine.

For instance, the current number one on the NY Times bestseller list, Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest,’ has a $27.95 list price. In Amazon’s used books, it goes for $9.49. At Barnes & Noble, you can have it for $9.99.

Most major book retailers are seeing the wisdom in passing on once-read copies of the latest hit at a discounted price. Wait a week or two after your target is released, then snap it up—the same amount of joy will cost you much less.alt

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