Book lovers are constantly looking for cheaper books to add to their collection and fuel their voracious reading habits. There are many ways to buy books at cheaper prices, but you can get a definite bargain if you use the methods listed below to get books that you can afford at significantly lower prices.

If you want a book, the first thing that naturally comes to mind is to go to the bookstore and look for it there. However, with the advent of the Internet, you can also go online and check the prices of the book you want at a couple of online bookstores. They will most likely offer a reduced rate for a new book and may also offer discounted shipping. You can also find the same title listed under 'used' and you can get that title at a considerably lower price.

Pavement vendors
If you are a budding street shopper, chances are you will find the same favorite title listed. Pavement vendors collect used books and sometimes new books for sale and generally operate on specific days of the week, so you can go there any time you prefer and pick up the books you want. Since flooring sellers do not have to incur the cost of operating a physical store, the costs are often lower than the market price.

Book exchange
If you know friends who have a book that you want, you can go and ask if they are willing to exchange it for a book that you own. In this way, you can get the book you want. There are also online book exchange sites, so you can get what you want by exchanging a suitable book with them. If you get a good trade-in, you usually pay a nominal amount for shipping.

Obtaining an electronic version of a book can be cheaper than obtaining a book in its physical form. The cost of an electronic version of the book is less than the cost of the printed version because it also saves printing, inventory, and shipping costs. Today, gadgets like Kindle are also available that are specially made for reading books in electronic format. If you know that some books are available electronically, then it might be wise to invest in a reader, or if you have a computer, you might prefer to read books in PDF format.

Used Goods Store
Many charity thrift stores stock vintage books at really cheap prices. If you are a regular visitor to thrift stores, you know that thrift stores carry used and old books at great prices. You can buy them at really affordable prices. Plus, if you have useful old or used books, these stores will be happy to pick them up at great prices.

So if you know the books you want in advance, or even if you just want one book to read, you can use the resources mentioned above and get books for you to enjoy at great rates and bargain prices and have a lot of fun. .

Author's Bio: 

It is said that "a good book is a good investment" and people who love to read will agree with it. A good book never gets old, it stays with you forever.