Amazon changed everything in the 1990's as its online book store revolutionized how many consumers purchased books. The incredible selection and ease of use made Amazon a powerhouse in the book business. Through the years they made tons of improvements, with comments and reviews from readers to the addition of used books. They drove the market, and naturally tons of other sites popped up as well, many with an emphasis on discount books.
Fortunately, many old-school book stores are still around. People like the atmosphere and the convenience of impulse purchases.
Now, Amazon may be starting another revolution with the Kindle. Amazon wasn't the first to release an e-book reader, but the Kindle is starting to dominate the space, particularly with the release of the Kindle 2. It will be fascinating to see how this impacts the market for books, and the textbook market will likely never be the same.
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We all know Amazon for great books and customer reviews. The site offers discounts and used books and it a fantastic resource for the voracious reader.
Borders used to be teamed up with Amazon.com, but now they have their own web presence, with an exhaustive selection of books, magazines, music, and movies.
Barnes & Noble
This site is tremendous. Out print books, used, and bargain books are just a few of the options here. Merchandise also includes games, office supplies and toys and much, much more. You can expect delivery in 3 business days and shipping is free on orders of $25.00 and more.
This site is fantastic! For a subscription fee users get unlimited access to books that are always available. Read on line and never run out of research materials. This site is easy to use and a tremendous resource for students, academics, or anyone who likes to read or need quick unlimited access to a wide variety of materials. This is a definite must see site.
Here you will find deep discounts on you favorite new and used books. It may take a few tries before you figure out how to best find what it is that you are looking for but once you acclimate yourself to the site I will be well worth the money saved. There is also a book preview club to help keep you up to date on what is popular.
This is a nice on-line book store site. It is easy to navigate and has a good selection of material. They offer nice discounts and you can browse bargain books at 40, 50, and 60% off retail. They also offer a very large array of magazines.
Half Price Books
This site offers discounted books magazines and records. They are also advocates of literacy and encourage community involvement by making donations of books and participating with groups such as RIF, and Reach out and Read. They encourage donations of books to these groups around the world.
Buy.com – Books
If price is your main concern, this is a good place to start. They offer 50% off bestsellers every day!
eBay – Books
Used books are always a great option, and eBay has revolutionized the sale of second-hand books. You'll probably get a great deal if you're willing to browse and go through the auction process.
This site links to tons of bookstores selling used and out-of-print books.
This site lets you compare prices for over 150 million books for sale, covering new books, used books, rare books, out-of-print books, international books and textbooks.
This site calls itself the premier social network for people who love books. You can create a virtual shelf to show off your books, see what your friends are reading and discover new books - all for free!