While I’d love to say that I stick with indie booksellers and never step foot into box stores and the like, I have to admit that I buy most of my books at Barnes & Noble. We have a membership there, and my husband is always clamoring to peruse their tech book section, so I end up browsing (and inevitably buying) from their vast selection.
That being said, I do try to purchase from indie shops and used book stores when possible. Over the past year, I bought a bunch of books from Powell’s in Portland, our library sale, The Secret Garden in Seattle (which I used to live right around the corner from, but now I get their newsletter and it depresses me because I’m all the way across the country :(), and of course the Borders closing sale because goddamn those books got cheap.
And to be honest, I check out a lot of books from the library. Because that’s free, and there is nothing cheaper than free.
I feel like, with the amount of books I end up buying and the fact that I grew up in a very frugal household, it’s tough for me to give up on finding good deals. OK, it’s nearly impossible.
Where do you buy your books?