Re: Best Way to Get Books?
The best way I know to get books is from library book sales. People donate books to their town library which then sells them dirt cheap. There is a website that tells you where and when to find them.http://www.booksalefinder.com/NJ.html
Rare is the book costing more than $3.00. The best sales, of course, are held in the libraries of ritzy towns I couldn't afford to buy lunch in. But those people are readers and their library book sales can have 10,000 or more books in a wide variety of categories. Hardcover books in perfect dust jackets sell for $2. I don't even look at the 50 cent paperbacks -- there's no point.. You can find first editions, rare books, old books from people's grandparents' libraries they dug out of dusty boxes in the attic. Almost every hardcover is $2 except for the oversize, glossy art books.
Some of these sales go on for 2 or 3 days and the key is to get there early on the first day ahead of the people who sell on Amazon or B&N. I know they're just trying to make a living and I don't care.
The books are donated, not library books, so don't have the ink stamps and plastic covers. You see a library book here and there but not many. I've walked out of these sales with 10 to 20 beautiful hardcover classics, having paid $20 to $40. Library book sales are the closest thing to heaven I've ever seen (except for girls)