What do you prefer, /lit/?
Buying new books, buying used books or getting books from the library?
buying old books. In the social department stores (is this the right word) nice editions that once cost about 20 Euros are sold for 50 cent, I've got most of my books from there. I always get the books I want, I just have to wait and always browse thoroughly.
if i'm just ingesting literature i have no problem with the $0.01 + 3.99 shipping used books on amazon
i will go for a new paperback if i'm really interested or know i will take notes
new hardback if it leaves an impression on me and i feel that i would want to display it on a shelf
I always buy new books if possible, but I browse used book stores looking for well kept books.
There is something literary about spending your last 10 dollars on a couple books at a used book store.
I do it far too often. Once I bought a $14 book on my credit card...It was the only thing I used it for and then I forgot about it for a while. Anyway, I got a statement a year later saying I owed $43.
I like to buy new books, but i can only afford used books.
And my local library is a joke.
But I do do that, anon