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Book Blogger Hop: Finding New Books

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here!

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Question of the week is: Is it difficult to find new books in local bookstores?

The small town I live in doesn’t have a bookstore.
The Tesco Express on the retail park has a book section but I’ve only just started being able to go there again, and it’s literally in and out to get my groceries as quickly as possible – not quite up to just browsing yet.
There’s a Waterstones, a WH Smith, and a The Works in the mall in the next town over but to be honest, I avoided malls like the plague even before… well… the plague.

I tend to buy a lot of books secondhand. There are a LOT of charity shops in town, and they’ve all got book sections in. There used to be an incredible second-hand bookshop in the market – it was filled to the brim with bookshelves chock-a-block, and piles and piles and piles of books EVERYWHERE. You could ask him if he had a certain book, and if he had it, he would know exactly where to find it

So yes, I buy a lot of books second-hand. I use my library and the libby app a lot. And for any actually new books I want, I order them from Amazon because it’s really my only source for them. I do miss a good mooch around a bookstore though.

4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Finding New Books

  1. What a great theme to this post! I think looking for books at charity shops is great for the pocketbook as well as the environment! I use the library and the Libby app a lot as well -especially for audiobooks.

  2. I used to go to bookstores all the time. But my Agoraphobia and social anxiety got the best of me so now all of my book buying is done online. But there are plenty of bookstores here if I wanted to go that route.

  3. This is such a great question. I lived in an area where several cities are butted up against each other. My small city doesn’t have a bookstore, but there’s a Barnes & Noble about 20 minutes south of me and a couple about 30 minutes and an hour north of me. There’s also our state’s local small bookstore about and hour and ten minutes north of me. I know those aren’t long drives, but I don’t go to any of them very often. I should support the small bookstore, but I usually just order books on my Kindle or physical books on Amazon. It’s easier.

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