Booking Through Thursday — 10 Comments

  1. Cool summary of the posts of the meme participants 🙂

    I think it’s great that you give all your used books away. That is one thing that I can’t do with my eBooks – with the drm put in by publishers (understable, given the fear of piracy), the book is locked in to just whoever owns the account.

  2. Y’know, I never considered the angle that it’s hard to remember what you’re looking for when you go to a second-hand retailer. Perhaps because I’m often looking for older titles and non-fiction, which aren’t spotlighted as much by new bookshops, I actually have a harder time remembering what I want in places like Waterstones. I’m a sucker for a wishlist though, and I spend ages keeping mine up-to-date on Amazon, combing through it to add and delete titles and decide what to look for next, so I find it relatively easy to spot pertinent books in a charity shop or car boot sale!

  3. Your reasons for buying paperbacks new is very interesting, and something I didn’t think about. I have found through experience that some authors’ books never turn up in my secondhand haunts, so it is far less trouble to buy them new if I’m really desperate to read them.

  4. It’s great that you donate your books to the fair. I try to do that too with the local Lifeline fair here (there’s also my book club’s book swap, giving away, and donating to the library so there isn’t always enough by the time I have to give them to Lifeline).

    And I can see why buying new would be more convenient. I buy second hand more often because I have to buy online most of the time. If I could get to the book stores I know I would buy new more often than not. Environment really can play a roll in book buying!

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