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The Best Affordable Online Book Stores

Updated on June 17, 2018


I have always been on the lookout for cheap books. I mean, who doesn't want to spend little money, while still giving in to your reading addiction, right?

Here are the places where I like to shop for books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

1. Abebooks

You can buy brand new books here for low prices. It's not a guarantee that you'll find the specific book you are looking for, for a great price. I usually find books here through luck. It's sometimes a first-come-first-served kind of deal. It's like a thrift shop that sometimes has brand new items.

What I like about this site, is that many times the independent sellers will offer free shipping. Shipping costs a lot of money, and I always try my best to avoid paying for it. Abebooks has a great selection of books that offer free shipping, so if you're into that, then this is the place for you!

2. and Ebay is a partner company of Ebay. I sell my own books here, too, and I like how anyone can become a seller. I have found some hidden gems on here. But, the only downfall to this website is the shipping. It does not offer free shipping, so you have to be mindful of that.

Ebay is a great place to buy books, new and old. I, personally, have bought textbooks for cheap on here, but it is also a great place to buy any book as well. Some sellers do offer free shipping, though, so that is a plus.

3. offers a huge range of books. I have bought many books from them over the past and loved them. They mostly have used books, but the books are really cheap. They also offer free shipping, which is the main reason why I love this website so much.

4. BookOutlet

Last, but certainly not least, is This is my favorite website to buy books that look like new. They have affordable books, and many of them are new releases as well.

Recently, I bought about 10 books for $30, which is insane if you think about it. Usually, a regular priced book is $18 if it is in hardback form. But at I can get 10 books for $30. How great is that?

They also have a section titled “Scratch & Dent,” which means that a book might have slight damage, whether it is a missing dust jacket or just minor damage. Scratch and Dent books are cheaper than the rest, though.

The only downside to this website is the shipping, but it doesn’t really matter to me because the extremely affordable prices of the books make up for it.


All these websites have helped save me a lot of money. My reading addiction has not caused me to become poor, which is great for me because I love reading! And if you love reading, hopefully this list helps you find the next book on your reading list! Happy reading and happy shopping!

If there are any new websites that you would like to recommend, do not hesitate to comment. I would love to know!


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    • Harem Cinema profile image


      20 months ago

      Thanks very much for sharing this information with us. I was trying to buy some books on Amazon and couldn't pay with my PayPal account. As a result, I came here to look for alternative book sites and found your article here. Several of them do accept Paypal so I am off to the races!


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