This or That is a meme hosted by Rae at Bookmark Chronicles.
This week’s question…
Where do you get most of your books from?
Physical bookstores – Online – Secondhand book sales – Gifts – Book subscription boxes
(Can only give one answer!)
So I actually did a discussion post on sourcing books a while ago, it was a little more general though, and was about getting hold of books to read in general rather than own specifically.
So where do I get most of my books from? Online is probably the most accurate answer, although if I spot a bargain when I’m doing a weekly shop in Tesco I might pick up a book – Since I started blogging I’ve found myself reading a lot more eBooks. Primarily this is due to the wonder that is NetGalley, but I’ve also picked up a few bargains from Amazon – Technically I’ve not bought any of my NetGalley reads so I don’t really own them, I don’t really count my eBooks as being owned either, if I can’t see them on my shelf they don’t count. However I do order the odd physical book from Amazon, I’ve also been making use of Waterstones Click & Collect facility, so while I’ll pop into a physical store to pick it up I only pay the online price for it – This has positives and negatives. Positives: You only pay when you pick it up, and you’ll pay whatever is the cheapest between the in-store and online price. Negatives: You can only order one book at a time, you can put through multiple orders, but if you want to pick up more than one book it can be a bit time consuming. The other downside is that online they tend to have lower prices but not the multi-buy offers that they have in-store, I’ve not yet managed to pick two books that happened to be on a multi-buy offer in store so I’m not sure if you’d benefit from that if it worked out cheaper than the two books at online pricing…
I’ve often wondered about book subscription boxes, I like the idea of subscription boxes, I’ve used a couple of food based ones in the past, Hello Fresh and Graze, and I’m so tempted by the monthly craft gin box you can get. If anyone has any suggestions for a good book subscription box that is available in the UK please let me know!
Where do you get most of your books from? Feel free to share any recommendations for subscription boxes!