Where do you buy books?

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    I always read reviews or find footnotes which lead me to authors and books.Then I immediately go to Alibris or abebooks.These two sources provide me with the best information about the market values of books.
     
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    How could you omit Commonwealth Books? Two locations in downtown Boston - on Piano Row and in the Old South Meetinghouse. Great inventory and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
     
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    The Used Book Store in Burlington on Rt. 3A - it's got a huge selection (popular, textbooks, travel guides, everything really) all for 90% off the cover price or Bigwords.com (search site that searches all the big sites like Amazon and B&N..then gives you prices to buy or sell new and used books).

     
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    Completely agree that Commonwealth Books should have been included here. I'm pretty sure they do cash back, but they also offer 50% of the price they re-sell the book for as in-store credit. A much better rate than all the other listings.
     
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    I don't buy - I go to the library
     
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    Again, you left out The Book Rack!  Arlington Center on Medford St. off of Mass. Ave.  Right near the Starbucks.  Great little shop that sells used and new books. 
    http://book-rack.com/
     
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    I'll second the Book Rack and put a plug in for More Than Words in Waltham

    http://www.mtwyouth.org/
     
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    I go to the library, actually sometimes I go to a bookstore, write down all the titles I want and then order them online at the library website to pick up at my library branch. This is the cheapest way to get acess to all the new and old titles I want, and I can also see if I really want to purchase what I am reading, and usually the books are not good enough or one read is enough.  
     
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    I'm partial to the Brattle.  And I hope I'm not being too picky here but last time I checked, Cambridge is not part of Boston, so how about used bookstores in Greater Boston?
     
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    I go to Annie's Book Swap in Framingham.  Great coffee and the owner makes it all worthwhile
     
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    A wonderful book store is the Book Bear in West Brookfield - it is worth a field trip out there to see all the wonderful books.  Music, cook books, poetry, very old books.  Wonderful ambience, wonderful staff.

    No, I'm not involved with the book store, except as a lover of its offerings.

    Book Bear

    www.the>bookbear.com

    80 W Main St
    West Brookfield, MA 01585
    (508) 867-8705
     
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    [QUOTE]Book-buying options can vary from online sites like amazon.com and big chains like Banres and Noble to independent sellers and used shops likes the ones seen here . So tell us, where do you buy books?
    Posted by BDCAEStaff[/QUOTE]

    Library book sales are great places to buy books at incredibly low prices.  We have one in Harvard, MA coming up on May 9 where most hardcovers (and there are 1000's) are $2 and pb's $1.  www.harvardpubliclibrary.org  Plus the money goes to a good cause.  Otherwise I really try to buy from independent stores.
     
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    I like Discovery Books in Brighton. It's a small, cramped store, but fun to browse. The prices are good too (as well as negotiable) and there are a lot of first editions to be found. 

     
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      I go to Annie's Book Stop in either Plainville or Raynham.....though my fav is Plainville...more selections.    I usually bring back books that I've read and get a credit towards new purchases.     I can usually get out of there with 10 books for the price of 5.....
     
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    love  Bryn Mawr. It's in Cambridge, Huron Village
    http://www.brynmawrbookstore.com/
    Found a couple of gems there, plus people are very nice.
     
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    This is a link to the best used bookstore ever: http://www.braintreeusedbooks.com/ .
     
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    if you are in New Hampshire, have you ever tried Homestead Bookshop in Marlborough NH??????great store and Dougs hot dogs out front...wow what a bargain.
     
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    new england mobile bookfair!

    http://www.nebookfair.com

    the best book place in all of new england!
     
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    More Than Words at 376 Moody Street in Waltham is a great place with a cafe AND it's a nonprofit organization too. http://www.morethanwordsbooks.comYou can buy all kinds of books but can also take your old books there as a donation because they teach young adults how to take charge of their lives by taking charge and learning the bookstore business. They provide empowering leadership and supportive employment opportunities for youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to prepare them for self-sufficiency as they transition to adulthood.
    They have Open Mic nights regularly - it's a great place.
     
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    Since the Globe is covering bookstores out of the city of Boston, the omission of the New England Mobile Bookfair in Newton is a stunning one.

    Booklovers, this is a MUST visit!  Over 200,000 titles!  (Titles, not just books.) And absolutely the largest selection of remainders in New England.  I have been an ardent customer of the Book Fair for almost 40 years, and every time I go, I leave with a stack of bargains.

    How could the Globe have missed this!

    By the way, the wonderful Brattle Book Shop is not a 40-year old concern, as the Globe states, it is 184 years old!
     
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    Cellar Stories on Mathewson Street and Symposium Books on Westminster Street in Donwtown Providence and Books on the Square in Wayland Square on the East Side in Providence are two great locations for new & used books.  The staffs are knowledgable and friendly and dedicated biliophiles themselves.  A pleasure to shop at each store and to support local bookstores over their larger corporate entities.
     
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    I go to my local Library and do check out yours or that of another towns.Your purchase proceeds go to support your local programming.  The main branch of the Brookline Library, Washington Street, has a great selection at super prices.  A $1 for a hardback--might even be unread and on the Best Sell lists You can donate your books too, check out http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/get/book-donations
     
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    GotBooks.com in Burlington (Rt 3)
    Used Book Superstore in Danvers (Endicott Plaza)
    Anne's Bookswap in Beverly across fromt he Beverly Depot
    Buy it Back on 114 in Middleton, near Middleton Plaza
    Yard Sales, Flea Markets and Rummage Sales.

    I also have friends who read and we swap books with each other. Once we have all read the books we donate the newer ones to a local cancer treatment center or donate to Gotbooks.com where they donate proceeds to various local charities and send books to our men and woman overseas in the military.
     
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    [QUOTE]How could you omit Commonwealth Books? Two locations in downtown Boston - on Piano Row and in the Old South Meetinghouse. Great inventory and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
    Posted by ayooper[/QUOTE]

    They were included; the "Piano Row" Boylston St. shop was pictured.
     
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    I found two amazing textbooks in my field at McIntyre and Moore Booksellers about a year ago ...at 20% of the listed price...I think they have moved now from that location...too bad...
     

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