I love Thriftbooks! Seriously, they are the best (and worst) thing to ever happen to my book-buying addiction. Thriftbooks is a website that sells tons of lightly used books. Their books range from children and young adult, to adult fiction and non-fiction, and even textbooks and reference books. They even carry some collectibles, such as signed copies of classics.
Most of their fiction comes in at under $5 and I rarely see a book listed over $10 in less it is brand new. They also offer what they call their “thriftdeals.” Thriftdeal books are cheap to begin with, but when bought with other thriftdeal books they are two books for $7, three books for $10, and four books for $12. After that, any additional thriftdeal book is $3. Four books for $12 is a serious steal. On top of having incredible prices, shipping is free in the U.S. if your purchase is over $10 (so of course, mine always are) and for every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon. Which basically equates to a free book in the Thriftbook world.
I know a lot of readers, especially with the rise of bookstagram and booktube, hate used books. They want that new book smell and perfectly untarnished covers. Personally, a little love doesn’t bother me when I’m getting such a good deal and honestly, most of my books have come in near perfect condition. I love getting used library books from thriftbooks. Library books come with the plastic cover over the dust jackets, which keeps them looking fresh, and I just cut that plastic covering off once the book is mine. See below a few of the used library books I’ve ordered from Thriftbooks.
For this haul I got four books. I went on the site looking specifically for two books I plan to read this February, but when checking my wishlist I noticed two books I’ve been eyeing had price drops. Obviously, they needed to be in my cart.
MY THRIFTBOOK HAUL!!!!
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.35
This is one of the books I was specifically looking for and planning to read in February. In honor of Valentines Day, I’m devoting February to romantic reads and apparently when it comes to romance, it doesn’t get better than The Bronze Horseman. This book is apparently an epic, WWII era love story. Other than that, I don’t know a whole lot about it, other than the fact that everyone loves it.
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.13
This is the other book I was in search of for February. This book came out this past summer and I had several friends raving about it. Emma married her high school sweetheart but a year into their marriage, he goes missing, and is presumed dead. Years later she meets someone new, falls in love, and gets engaged. Things seem to be finally getting better for Emma, until suddenly her husband is found. Apparently, this one really tugs at the heart strings and will make you think about the idea of soulmates.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.21
I have been watching this book for SO LONG. It’s story about a friendship between two girls that sounds adorable and like the perfect pool-side read. I’m heading to the Caribbean in March and this will definitely be in my beach bag.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.7
This is a romantic comedy set in the restaurant industry. Books may be my first true love, but food definitely takes a very close second in my heart. This book sounds light and fluffy, just like a perfectly baked coconut cake. And even if you aren’t normally a romantic comedy type, you have to admit that cover is BEAUTIFUL.
So overall, I purchased four books, all of which were books from my TBR wishlist. Brand new these four books retail for $37.62 all together. I spent $13.72 with free shipping. That’s almost $25 in savings. If that doesn’t convince you Thriftbooks should be your new favorite, I don’t know what will.