Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Great Site for Books

Nothing beats buying books from a favorite local bookstore. However, they don't always have the titles that I want and sometimes I just don't want to drive 20 or 30 minutes so I order online. A few months ago, Mistrel Boy at Harp & Sword, posted regarding some questionable business practices by Amazon.com. Since that time, I have been searching for a better alternative for purchasing books online. I think I have found it. I have made my last few purchases from Better World Books and have been more than pleased with their service. I also like that their profits are used to fund literacy projects throughout the world. I also like their shipping practices which are usually extremely low priced or even free. This has not affected the time it has taken to get my books. Check them out.

6 comments:

lime said...

oh! thanks for the tip. that sounds like a wonderful alternative.

Jocelyn said...

Excellent tip. What are Amazon's shady practices, exactly?

Christine said...

thanks for the tip--i'll have to check them out.

seventh sister said...

jocelyn, you can follow the link in the post to mb's blog and make your own decision. I have been torn by the situation because some ofo the authors I want to support self publish on Amazon since they don't have much of anything else in the way of options. Also, you can buy from other people who use Amazon kind of like eBay to sell their goods and I like to support independents of all kinds.

Ginnie said...

I will definitely use this tip. Thanks a lot.

MsLittlePea said...

Good tip. I still go to the library cuz it's free. But whenever I read something really good, I'll buy the book so it's good to have an alternative.