Tips for Buying Books

Now that the January blues are almost over you might feel like it’s time to go and buy some books to keep your literary needs satisfied. So here’s a few tips to make the best of your visit.

1) Don’t buy them all!
Yes, going into a bookshop for all of us book-worms is like going to Disneyland or Narnia (although I’m guessing you’d like to go there to) but unless you’re a millionaire there is no way you can o this without going bankrupt. So yes, they may look really pretty and be calling to you from the shelves but please don’t buy them all, not in one visit anyway 🙂

2) Stick to a limit.
Set aside a reasonable amount of money and stick to it. This way you’re not spending more than you can afford and you also have to narrow down the books to the ones that you will actually get around to reading!

3) We all love hardcopys, but have a look online too.
Paperbacks are my favourite type of format but I am beginning to warm to e-books. For a start it can be much cheaper, you can find new and undiscovered authors and you can save a ton of space on your shelves. However, nothing  bets turning the pages of a book with your hand and not with a click on the screen.

4) Don’t forget charity shops!
You never know what little gem you will find in a charity shop  for next to nothing. Have a wander around and remember that it’s for a good cause!

5) Read Reviews.
Reviews are very important pieces of information when thinking about buying a new book. make sure you read the good the bad and the ugly when it comes to reviews to be able to make an unbiased decision on what you want to buy.

Hopefully these tips will help you when you’re next in the labyrinth of a bookshop.

Do you have any other tips? Let me know in the comments.


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