Category: Books on a Budget

Used book sales

Used book sales

A few CPL branches have book sales each year and some street-fests may have used book sellers [Lisanote: the Near North Branch does this 2x a year. Look for signs inside!].  If you are...

Bookins – another Bookmooch in the making?

Bookins – another Bookmooch in the making?

We already love Bookmooch, as you know. But according to SociableBlog, there’s a new book swap in town, already popular among the library set. While Bookmooch currently has around 135,000 members, Bookins in around...

Costco trips made palatable

Costco trips made palatable

I just hit the Costco on Damen this morning. And despite being a bit of a madhouse [on a Monday?!] I was happy to find a variety of items that make the membership worthwhile...

Bite the bullet – major book stores

Bite the bullet – major book stores

Sometimes we all just need to buy a book-îfull price‚ from a regular store or major book store. No need to feel guilty or extravagant; if we don’t buy books full price then book...

Used book stores

Used book stores

Chicago has many used bookstores. Wicker Park has Myopic (http://www.myopicbookstore.com/). Lincoln Square has Ravenswood Used Books (http://chibooks.blogspot.com/). (If you have a favorite, let us know!)