Are you a voracious reader? Would you love to be able to pick up a number of popular books at reasonable prices? There are several websites that you should know about, one where you can even trade books with other booklovers just like you!
Selling used books online is fairly simple. Each website requires that you register to have an account and you need to follow instructions to do so. Books are cataloged at websites very much as they would be at a typical bookstore or even at a library. Most websites ship books through Media Mail, and some offer other shipping options if you ask for them. Media Mail typically takes about a week to reach you.
Here are some popular places to find inexpensive books online:
Half.com (www.half.com) This website is part of the very popular ebay.com website. Just like the name states, everything is sold for at least half price, and sometimes even more. You can find some great bargains on books here. The website also offers textbooks, a wonderful resource for students for buying or selling at the beginning or end of the term. You will need to have an ebay.com account to purchase or sell books at this website.
Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) Amazon is so well-known for its excellent selection of books. But have you noticed that every time you pull up a book title, Amazon.com shows you used books that are for sale? Some books are for sale by individuals and some are from large booksellers. In either case you can find an excellent deal. You will need to have an Amazon.com account in order to purchase or sell your books at this website.
Ebay.com (www.ebay.com) It is true: you can find everything at ebay.com. Many people sell their books at ebay.com. Like any other sale at ebay.com you will need to bid on your purchase and usually wait several days to see if you have won the item. But this is a great way to find a book, and ebay.com is such a large website that chances are there are at least several people selling the book you are looking for.
Bookcrossing.com (www.bookcrossing.com) This is a rather unique website. Members register to share books with each other or even to release books “into the wild” to see if strangers will journal about the books on the website. If you are a booklover, you will adore Bookcrossing.com for a chance to connect with fellow readers. There is a forum to chat with other readers about what books they have recently read or other books they find interesting. Bookcrossing is a very unique website.