As a book lover, I love buying books. I like getting new books, their smell, and their feel in my hands. I love choosing which one I’ll buy, in which format. I can spend hours looking for new books, either online or in bookstores. I have my favorites places, both online and offline. Here are some of them:
Amazon.ca sometimes has sometimes really good prices, but not always. The good thing is that it is fast, and there is no shipping fees for orders of 25$ and more.
The prices are not that much cheaper than Amazon.ca, but shipping is free, and they ship almost everywhere. I usually use the Book Depository if I only want one book, and I’m in no hurry to read it.
I visit Book Close Outs once in a while, since I almost always end up buying way too much. This is where you go if you’re looking for cheap books. You can find great books anywhere from 1.99 to 8.99 for a regular Hardcover.
I love audiobooks, and Audible is my favorite place to buy them. They are inexpensive, and they often have great sales. Perfect if you have an iPhone, since the app makes it really easy to listen to them anywhere and at anytime.
One thing I love about Chapters and Indigo is to walk around with my coffee. I love the smell of the bookstore, the atmosphere. I can easily spend hours shopping. I do have to say that I use mostly their website to buy books, since there are cheaper there and I can get them delivered in store.
Renaud-Bray is a French bookstore in Quebec, and they have a small section of YA books in English. I mostly go there when I’m working, since it’s the only bookstore near my workplace.
Archambault is another French store in Montreal. They sell more than books, but they have a small section with YA books in English. The great thing about Archambault is that they have a discount for students (10% if I’m not mistaken) on their white price tag in store.
If you are in New York City, it’s a place you should check out. They have a great selection, and I always find something to buy (always too many.) You can also use their website, but I prefer visiting them once in a while.
I don’t really go to use bookstores, except The Strand. I don’t really any good ones in Montreal, and I’m almost always disappointed when I go there. I know many cities have great used bookstore, but since Montreal is a bilingual city, they don’t have the same variety some other cities might have.
Where do you go buy books? Any favorites?