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How to Buy Books Online

Updated on October 7, 2014

Books are Food for the mind and Soul

The old adage "what you eat today walks and talks tomorrow", is never more true than when it comes to what we read. The brain is the digestive track for absorbing influences that pertain to the way we act, the things we believe in, the feelings we have towards others, and our direction finder in life. It is the most precious part of our body for without it we are nothing. Take away the brain and you have a non-thinking, non-active vegetable. So how important are books and the media in the way we turn out and shape our character?

How many realise that everything we take in through our senses is absorbed by the brain and impacts on what we become in life and how successful we may be? For some people books are their main influence and they direct their income and their future. People in this category include professional people, students, writers, journalists and so many others that its rather a long list to contemplate. But people also read for entertainment, to pass the time and to simply connect with the outside world.

This lens sets out the availability of books online to suit all types of readers and that covers rather a wide range.

Your Future May Depend on What you read

Who you are and what you do is important to your success in life. Presentation is everything and from the second you pour forth your first words to a potential employer you are automatically placed in a category of 'good potential' or 'not worth the trouble'.

Read the right stuff to make your presentation the best it can be. Polish your performance through what others have to say. Dust off the cobwebs with new learning. Build confidence and self-esteem with knowledge.

Importance of Books

As a writer books are the source of my knowledge.

Textbooks and School Fees

These can be a parents' worst nightmare. But its even more tragic if a student has to pay for her/his own books and fees. That's why saving money where possible for all things related to education is a top priority, even if you are wealthy.

Writing Children's Books - What goes into it.

Do you encourage Children to Read? - Or don't you think its important?

Would you prefer not to have books around?

What's Behind a Good Book - An author tells.

Writers, Authors and Readers

Meet the author - before one reads one needs to know who wrote the book and then the big questions follow. Why? What will it do for me? Can I get something from this book? How long will it take to read this?

There are heaps of questions that go through a reader's mind when they choose a book to read. How do you choose?

Do You Choose a Book by Its Cover - Or do you check out the contents

Do you choose by its contents

Every Subject Covered

Best buy in books

General reading is an occupation enjoyed by most literate people world wide. The various subjects in both fiction and non fiction can add up to thousands while the number of authors are in the millions. Some companies cover most of them but it is in the used and discounted online stores that the best bargains are available. Try these ones and you will see for yourself that you can read for peanuts.

Includes: Oprah's Book Club; Green Festival Books; Amazon Bestsellers; Bargain Bestsellers. The company notes that in addition to selling new titles it supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through over 1,800 college campuses networks and partnerships that have over 2,000 libraries nationally. It has converted more than 25 million donated books into $7.3 million in funding for literacy and education. It has also diverted more than 13,000 tons of books from landfills.

How to Read an EBook - The best device available

eBooks are the Greatest

On hearing about the new e-book readers the first thing that entered my mind was doing away with the many book shelves and cupboards that take up so much room in my study. Many stay year after year unopened while collecting dust and prone to insect attack as the pages age and yellow. With e-books there is a new way of reading and storing information that belongs to the 21st Century. It is also my preferred way of publishing now as well.

Collectors Items and Antiquarian Books

These go back to the 15th Century

Hard to find, out of print books turn up in the most unusual places. When book vendors are keen enough they get their hands on them and sometimes they come on the market at a very reasonable price.

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    • whats4dinner profile image


      6 years ago

      Another great lens. I love books, it enriches the mind and sometimes let's us travel to wonderful places our minds can imagine.

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      CHalloran LM 

      8 years ago

      thank you for adding a link to my lens! I loved reading your lens!

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      8 years ago

      Another Thumbs Up for skiesgreen! :D

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      Fcuk Hub 

      8 years ago

      Books are very important in my family, even more than google :) have nice day

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      8 years ago

      great lense

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      8 years ago

      Fantastic lens. I like books very much. Thanks.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I have a whole room in my home just for books. Of course the books overflow into the other rooms as well.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens. Keeping our children reading is a tough one in my family. Although, I lead by example, my older kids think I am a freak. They won't even read a label. My youngest, who is 3 loves to read, although he doesn;t read too well yet, he is learning.

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      Lisa Auch 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Wonderful lens, I believe in this day and age of computers and gadgets, it is so important to remember the basic fundamentals of reading! I have worked in the classroom with children who are 12-14 who cannot read, I had to take them back to basics, and if I told you I had an 11 year old who did not know the alphabet, you would think I was making this story up, yes with a lot of support and extra work, that boy worked hard and I will never forget his expression when he all of a sudden could read a sentence, from a football magazine.

      Pages like this are a great example of Squidoos' high quality standards. Truly Blessed by an Angel,

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I buy all of my books online. I actually browse sometimes in the stores and then go home to order them. Why not when they're about half the price if you order them online? Great work.

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      My nose is always stuck inside of a book (or Squidoo lens) reading! My hubby just got me a kindle for my birthday, so I'm looking forward to filling it with tons of classic and new books to read!! Thanks for the great list of resources. : )

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Lots of good information here. Well done- added to Senior Squids Read.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Nice resource lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I didn't know about most of these place Online to buy books

    • justholidays profile image


      9 years ago

      Great resource for anyone that likes books!

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.


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