How to save money on books when you have young readers
Today I’m showing you how I save money on books. I have three young readers, and we go through books constantly. We do rent from the library sometimes, but most of the time the kids will choose books just for their pretty covers, sometimes they aren’t on their reading level and surprisingly, now that my girls have gotten older, I have come across books with inappropriate age content. So I prefer to look for books online, I can read reviews, see inside the covers and mostly just read feedback from other parents. Also, it’s just easier to browse and research books online ahead of time and make my buying decisions before actually placing the order. Here is my process:
I browse books online, sometimes I will look by holidays, ex. Halloween books, ages 6-7. That usually brings up a bunch of lists to choose from. Amazon is also a good source to check because of reviews.
Next, once I find a book I want I will go to Google and search for those specific books. This usually brings up a second-hand book store carrying the book and usually for a few bucks less than if I were to buy it new. Each dollar counts when you’re stocking up on books!
You can also search used books on Amazon by looking at the OTHER SELLERS tab. These are not usually PRIME books, although some are. You can look for sellers who might have free PRIME shipping or a seller that has deals if you purchase a certain number of books from them.
The reason I go to Amazon books first to browse books is so that I can also look at reader reviews and ratings. I can also check to make sure it’s age appropriate and it gives me an idea on what ages and reading levels the books are in. You can also “peek inside” for most of them.
I purchase lots of thrifted books because I almost always purchase several books at once and it can save you money in the long run, especially when you have young readers like mine who love reading.
I just ordered a bunch of new books for Halloween from a thrift store. I will be sure to share those with you when they come in.