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ThriftBooks – discover the joy of reading a paperback again

E-books and readers have made keeping a large library really easy however, there’s still something amazing about physical books. If you have a craving for reading material made from dead trees, check out ThriftBooks, the website that gives books a second life.

This site has over seven million titles available in a variety of subjects. A quick view will show you many popular titles from recent bestseller’s lists but there’s also many hidden gems for years ago up for grabs. Most books are only a few dollars and there’s a mix of paperback and hardcover titles.

You can find books that don’t have e-book copies available or even books that are long out of print. The site does sell new books, as in, never before owned by anyone else, but most titles also have a used copy or two for much cheaper. If you like to read and want to get something in your hands that doesn’t need a screen, check out the website.


  • In the UK, I’m a regular visitor to the Book Barn in Somerset – Although the website features some more regularly priced books, the store has thousands, tens of thousands of books all for £1.00. A visit can see me buy 30-40 books and when it comes to pay, it almost feels like theft.

    It makes it so easy to “take a punt” on a book, author, subject

    • Thanks for the tip! I’m not allowed to go to used book shops alone. I just can’t say no to a book!

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