By Elizabeth Dubos
Buying books online is great because customers can save hundreds on their favorite titles and textbooks and get free shipping. Customers can choose from a variety of paperbacks, hardbacks, library binding, soft covers, and audiobooks at deeply discounted prices. Here are some of the best online bookstore websites for all ages to buy discounted books.
The secret to Book Outlet’s online success is that publishers sell returns or excess inventory with small lines or dots. Then, Book Outlet can resell the books for 50-90% off the original price. In addition, Book Outlet has a rewards program for buyers to earn points toward their next purchase and be the first to know about their website’s exclusive offers or coupons. Plus, free shipping on orders $35 or more. The online book retailer features numerous book categories for all ages. For example, architecture, art, history, fitness, medical, nature, study aids, children’s, tweens, and young adult fiction/nonfiction. One of the best features about Book Outlet is that customers can purchase gift cards, so no one must worry about choosing the wrong book.
ThriftBooks is popular because they offer numerous deals, special offers, and a loyalty program for their customers. Teachers and educators can always receive a fifteen percent discount on their purchases. ThriftBooks has the advantage of selling rare and collectible books at discounted prices. For instance, customers can purchase signed books by their favorite authors. Next, ThriftBooks offers discounted audiobooks for customers too. United States customers can receive free shipping on ten dollar purchases. ThriftBooks has an extensive textbook category for students, parents, and teachers for various subjects that include: business, grammar, literature, computer science, foreign languages, and math; textbooks start at $3.79.
Alibris sells over 150 million books, movies, and albums across the world. Alibris is popular with students because they have a textbook buyback option and student discounts for already discounted books. Students can save up to 80% on used textbooks and find international editions for 50% less of the original price. Currently, Alibris has a Back-to-School Guide for Best Literary Books, Dorm Life, Graduate School, and popular textbooks. Alibris has a category of best book bargains starting at 99 cents. They offer exclusive offers and coupon codes too. For instance, customers can enter their email address for a five dollar coupon and receive future coupons.
At Better World Books customers can shop the bargain bin and the clearance aisle and save up to 90% on textbooks, thus saving customers hundreds of dollars. They offer free shipping to any location in the world. Better World Books believes in the gift of literature and sells gift cards ten dollars and up. This online book retailer is popular for those who are environmentally friendly. Better World Books believes in spreading literature around the world and helping save the environment. Every time a customer purchases a book through this online retailer they donate a book to someone in need. In June 2018, 26 million books were donated through their Book for Book program. Better World Books recycled over 300 million books to keep them out of a landfill.
Book Depository offers more than 18 million titles and low prices with free worldwide delivery. Customers can pre-order books at discounted prices too. The online book retailer offers bookmarks to let friends and family know which books you’re currently reading. In addition to already discounted books, Book Depository has a bargain shop section where customers can receive more than 50% off their favorite books. Categories on Book Depository include: audiobooks, gardening, graphic novels, travel guides, and children and young adult fiction/nonfiction. Plus, it includes popular books, textbooks, and coloring books for all ages too.
Edited by London Koffler