Here’s a great tip for those as passionate about books as I am, if that’s possible. I love buying books! They are my absolute favorite thing to spend money on.
Buying used books is a good way to spend less on the same item. Books are generally in good shape when they are passed on and you can save a bundle and get a lot more for your money.
I keep a wish list at www.amazon.com and print out a copy to keep in my Home Management Binder. When I know I’m going somewhere there are used books available, I will take it with me to help me remember what I’m looking for.
Today, I went to our local library book sale and got 10 or 12 books, most of them hardcover, for under $20. Just buying one of those books brand new would have cost that much, so this is a frugal way to shop.
One of the books is a large hardcover complete works of Shakespeare, illustrated in pen and ink. I got some on landscaping, healing herbs, dehydrating food, cooking game, etc. I went specifically looking for farming/gardening books, cookbooks and do it yourself books.
What a great deal, and a great way to support your local library!