Better World Books

PSA!  🙂  Flash sale today, until 4 pm EST, at Better World Books.  You can always get super cheap used books at this site, but right now they are an extra 40% off. 

Even if you miss this flashsale, you should still check out this site.  The books are dirt cheap all the time, and they are committed to helping literacy charities around the world.

From their site:  “It’s simple: Every time you purchase a book from, we donate a book to someone in need. The books we donate go through our non-profit partners Books for Africa and Feed the Children.”

Find out more about their impact here.

Here’s what I just bought, since I know you’re dying to find out:

  • Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Helen Fitzgerald
  • Amelia O’Donohue Is So Not a Virgin by Muriel Barbery
  • Garage Band (Graphic Novel)
  • Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  • Burnout (Graphic Novel)
  • Clubbing (Graphic Novel)
  • Night Fisher (Graphic Novel)
  • Festering Romance (Graphic Novel)
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

All for under $25.  I never purchase graphic novels really, but I really enjoyed some of the ones I’ve read recently, like Craig Thompson’s BLANKETS, Marjane Satrapi’s PERSEPOLIS, and Gene Yang’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE.  At approximately $3/book, I figured I might as well live dangerously.

That’s the freedom of cheap used books.  I fully support authors by purchasing new books, but at the same time, I’m not always sure that I will like something.  Those are the types of books I stock up on from used book stores and library sales. 

Are you into graphic novels at all?  Read any good ones lately?  How do you feel about buying used books vs. buying new to support an author?

Share My Wisdom:


  1. Rebecca B says:

    My book club at work is reading AMERICAN BORN CHINESE–glad to hear you liked it!
    I love that they donate books; sounds like a wonderful place to buy.

    • Crystal says:

      It was a short, cute read, but I really thought it had a lot of depth. Before last year, I don’t think I’d ever realized that graphic novels were capable of depth, lol.

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