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Where I Buy Cheap Books – Part One

Try as I might I just can’t seem to be an ebook reader. I have a Kindle and appreciate it’s capabilities but I just really like holding a physical book.

I do make good use of our public library (we take out thousands of dollars of books each year) but I also really like owning books.

Because I often get asked where I buy books from I decided to answer the question here. This will be a two part series, so watch for part two in the next couple of weeks!

The place I’ve been getting a lot of books from lately that I want to share with you is Book Outlet. Book Outlet has a great selection of books at great prices, the books I buy are usually 60%-80% off. And I love that I have been able to get books for myself, books for my kids and books for our homeschool!

Book Outlet sells books that have been previously returned but are in great shape (or you have the option of buying damaged books as well for even cheaper).


Where I Buy Cheap Books and some book buying tips and tricks - Book Outlet



So, Book Outlet has great prices already (and free shipping too!) but there are a couple of ways you can get even better deals (aka more books)!



If you haven’t ordered from Book Outlet before you can save $10 off your first order with my referral code (and I’ll also get $10 in free books). For whatever reason Book Outlet has two sites: a Canadian one and an American one though they have the same selection and as a Canadian I can order from both. The only difference seems to be that .ca has Canadian prices and .com has American prices.

Here are my referral links so you can get $10 off your first order:


Then, once you’ve made your first order you can share your referral link with friends and get $10 in rewards whenever someone makes their first order through your link – score!



Book Outlet quite often has sales, they always display on their homepage when they do but if you sign up for my book-ish newsletter you’ll see that I will share their sales quite frequently if you don’t want to always be checking out their site.

I’ve seen some really good sales on their site in the last few months and this can really increase your savings.



I recently placed two orders from Book Outlet (one from .ca and one from .com), using these different techniques and I got a lot of books for not a lot of money.

If you are curious about what I got you can check out my book haul here:



And in case you haven’t placed an order with Book Outlet yet here are my referral links again so you can save $10 off your first order:


Keep any eye out for part two in this series where I share other tips and tricks on how to buy cheap books!


A Double Book Outlet Haul

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  1. I love your book posts! I respect that many people don’t like e-readers. I love mine because I don’t care to physically own a book unless I LOVE it. I borrow ebooks from my local library or buy them for my kindle and then that’s it, the book resides in my kindle. If I LOVE a book immensely after reading it, I may buy a physical copy of it so that I own it and can reread it or lend it out. I just don’t want more stuff consistently coming into my house. (Even if that “stuff” is good stuff like books). Do you resell books or plan to at some point? I’m not trying to criticize you- I’m just curious if you’re going to run out of room for your books.

    1. I wish I liked using my Kindle more, I’m kind of jealous of those who do. I may use my Kindle more if/when I can read library ebooks on it, right now my library doesn’t support sending their ebooks to the Kindle and that’s annoying. As for books that I own, I have done many major purges over the years and every now and then go through and give away books I know I’ll never read again. I definitely don’t keep every book indefinitely.

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