I know I know – I’m an odd duck
How can you not like borrowing books and yet you’ll buy used books you ask?
I know I’m weird. While I don’t like borrowing books from people, or borrowing print books from the library… I will buy used books from the used book store!
Ultimately I don’t know why I’m such a stickler about it because both books are coming from ‘unknown origins’ but I figure one is a lesser evil.
I tend to NOT buy the ones from the library sales but I’ll buy from a used book store. This is my reasoning. I feel that less people have come into contact with the book if its from a used book store. That might not be true but hey that used book store book most likely has had only one previous owner!
Where as a used Library book has been lent goodness knows how many times to fracking I don’t even know how many people! I’ve heard horror stories about library books that come into contact with a blacklight. Did you just give a little shiver? I know I did.
So when I buy used books I’m EXTREMELY picky. They have to be in pristine condition for me to buy them …or they have to be a really cool vintage find.
Digital books or eaudiobooks I’ll of course borrow in mass quantities from the library and then if I love it I’ll go buy my own copy if I feel I MUST keep it.
What about you? Do you buy used? Where do you get your used books from?