Thrift Books

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I am an avid reader. I love books! The problem is that I am a college student on a low budget who can’t afford to go to Barnes and Noble all the time to get new books that I want to read.

I recently went to the local library and got a library card which has helped with my reading addiction but I find it inconvenient to borrow books for a set amount of time. I prefer to own my books.
I was on Facebook today just looking through my timeline and I saw an ad for “Thrift Books” so I decided to visit the website to see if there would be any good deals.


I only had to be on this website for 5 minutes to know that this website is amazing! They have a wide range of genres and the book prices range, but from what I’ve seen you can get a number of books at a range from $3-6 if you get paper back. If you want hardcover the price range is higher but in my shopping cart right now I have a hardcover book for $4.39!

I have Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in my cart (I brought it on vacation and left it in Mexico) and the price for the paperback is $4.17! The price for a paperback Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at Barnes and Noble ranges from about $8-$12.

Another bonus, for college students, Thrift Books has discounted textbooks! To make sure you trust me, I tested this theory. I bought a used book called Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3rd Edition this semester for one of my classes. The price I bought it for was $75.00. I searched and found the same exact book on Thrift Books for only $13.60!! That’s a $61.40 difference! I could have saved $61.40 and a lot more than that with the other books I had to rent or purchase! So if you are a college student or you know anyone in college, let them know about this website! Thrift Books may not have every book on your list but it is definitely worth looking!

Thrift Book also has a “Reading Rewards” program where you can sign up for free by giving your name and email and creating a password, then for every $50.00 you spend you get a $5.00 coupon.
Also, there is a “Tell-a-Friend” and a birthday discount. Here is what the website says about it:

“Any Reading Rewards member who invites friends and family to try Thrift Books using the ‘Tell-a-Friend’ program will see a 20% discount when that friend places their first order. (15% for non-Rewards members.)

For their birthday, Reading Rewards members will see a 20% off coupon in the mail. (15% for non-Rewards members.)”

The books at Thrift Books are used but you can find a lot of them in great condition! I am really excited about this new website and plan on buying a lot of books at great prices!

And the best part is, there is FREE SHIPPING on orders over just $10!

Here is the link for the Thrift Books website:

And a picture of what the website should look like:
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I have pictures from my order of books! I ordered Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Here they are:



I ordered these books in “good condition” and they definitely look good! The Giver is a hard copy and is in great condition. The Outsiders is also in great condition. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has a couple of dings, but it is still in good condition.

I already have more books in my cart for my next purchase!

Happy Reading!

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  1. I’m an avid reader myself but like you I don’t have a lot of time to read anymore…but I DEFINITELY want to check out this website!! sounds like a really great deal

    • It really is! I ordered 3 books for just over $10 and because it was just over $10 I got free shipping! I’m going to add photos of the books when I get them so everyone can see the quality! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I’ve been looking for a website like this for cheap books! Thank you so much for sharing this, you’re a lifesaver. I’m going to stock up on some books for summer!

  3. I need to check out this place for my teen. He needs a book for school this summer

  4. This site is perfect for that! And when he goes to college he can get really cheap textbooks here as well!

  5. Oh my goodness! What a great idea. I’m going to check them out now šŸ™‚

  6. My mom loves reading, so this sounds like a great, frugal place to go to buy her gifts. Thank you for posting!

  7. I love to read. This sounds like the web site for me. I won’t pay top dollar for a book. I love a great bargain in books.

    • I agree. Books are so expensive! I used to go to Deseret Industries (local thrift store), but the selection there was very small. This website definitely opens up the possibilities.

  8. Mad love for the promoting of reading and books! And I truly enjoyed how you shared you knowledge when while you’re on a budget how to get books.
    Love it! You rock

  9. Thanks! You’re awesome!

  10. I love to read and thrifting is super fun, I love to get anything on a bargain. It means you can buy more for the price of one.

  11. victoria says:

    Wow, this is absolutely a great idea, Gonna check this out.

    • Please do! I have already placed an order and when I get my books I’m going to post the pictures of the books I get!

  12. Oohhh I really love those thrift book shops but since I discovered ebooks I have actually learned to focus on that and do a little share of saving the trees.

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is really nice! I love buying books for the girls, it’s a good investment. It would definitely be nice to be able to save on books so you have the budget to buy more!

  14. love love love this idea. What a great site. I’m always buying books but try to limit it because of the cost. not anymore.

  15. Those are super savings. I love books, too, and I need to check out this website.

  16. I was hooked at “books.” I haven’t come across this before, but I’m eager to go look at it. I don’t think there’s anything better than books unless it’s discounted books!

  17. Sold at the point you said FREE SHIPPING. So many companies charge less for the product then whack you with a shipping charge equivalent to shipping a horse!
    Thanks for sharing

    • Of course! And yeah when I saw free shipping I didn’t believe it at first but I put items in my cart and it was true!

  18. Just passed your post on to my sister. She loves to read and is on a limited budget.

  19. I’m so glad you shared this. I love to read, but I don’t get to do it as often as I wish. I need to check out this website. I think it’s great!

  20. I am all about saving money on books! We have a store here that I love called Half Priced Books! They have used books for a fraction of the price and they will buy your gently used books.

  21. That sounds awesome!

  22. Lexie Lane says:

    I like buying books from thrift store too. You can even find a great book with a little price.

  23. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I have never heard of Thrift books before. What a great way to get and sell books.

  24. Nikki Jenner says:

    This is so great! I like reading books and I can’t believe that I can save.

  25. Nicole Escat says:

    I found a thrift bookstore in our place. I love to dig in the pile of books and grab what catches my interest.

  26. I’d love to get some a few more books to take me through summer. This would be awesome!

  27. Any way to save money on books is a big deal! We are all voracious readers over here.

  28. I love reading books! dont have too much time for it recently but I want to check that site!

  29. Courtneylynne says:

    Ahhhh books!!! Nothing better than getting pay in a good one! I really need roger start yes in my summer reading!

  30. I love thrifting but not done it in a while now especially for books so thanks for sharing this

  31. That is lovely…avid reader here too. I get my fix of new books by reviewing books for companies.

  32. tauyanm says:

    that looks amazing! thanks for sharing this! my daughter loves reading and she loves visiting second hand book shops here in dubai

  33. i love to read. however, i dont do it as much since blogger. thanks for sharing this.

  34. I’ve never heard of this website but I love a good deal on a book and this website sounds great. thanks for sharing.

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