Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Road Trip Wednesday
This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic:
Where do you buy most of your books? No one is judging!
I have to admit to being a scurge of the publishing industry since I get almost all of my personal reads/listens from the library, thrift stores and used bookstores (LOVE Half Price Books).
I do contribute extra in frequent late fees to the library (oops), but all this second-hand reading/listening does leave me at a disadvantage for new-release listens as a blogger. So...this year I broke down and joined Audible...which means I'm finally a direct personal monetary contributor to the industry I hope to become a part of :)
I do make up for this in gifts. At Christmas and birthdays, all of my neices and nephews get at least two books from us. My mother-in-law is also a reader and gets books from us as gifts.
I get most of the child gifts from Scholastic (LOVE Scholastic from my teaching days).
For my mother-in-law, a specific book for a child, or gift certificates, I go to Barnes & Noble. I also browse my warehouse store (BJ's) for periodic gift buys.
Oh, and Marshalls/T.J. Max is a surprising cheap resource for baby's board books (for showers and such).
What about you? What are your book-buying habits?