I am an avid reader. Fiction, non-fiction, chick lit, YA — I devour it all, on a daily basis. I’ve been called a bookworm for as long as I can remember, but I’ve been living frugal for nearly as long!
That means I can’t rush to the store every time one of my favorite author’s releases a new book. Not that I don’t try now & then — Amazon pre-orders kind of rock my world. I try to stick with Swagbucks earned gift cards for that weakness, and hit the library for the rest.
I have to carefully track due dates, so we’re not spending money on late fees, but it’s the perfect solution to my book problem.
I can get a giant stack of books to last me for weeks, and it doesn’t cost me a thing! Be sure to utilize your library’s hold system to put your name on the waiting list for popular titles. Ours even has a procedure for putting your name on the waitlist for books that aren’t out yet! List your favorite authors to be automatically added to the list when new titles are released.
Here are a few more ways to save on books:
While we’re on the subject of books — what’s on your bookshelf this week? I’m always looking for new material!
Looking for books for your kids? Check out Babble’s Top 100 Kids Books!