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 stores, publishers, and authors will all stop selling!
If you are in “thriftista” mode, you can still hit the bargain shelves or see if your favorite store has a discount program. Barnes and Nobles membership plan costs $25 per year, but you get 10% off almost all items (including coffee!‚ which makes it cheaper than other coffee shops). Borders has a reward program; if you spend enough you can earn points towards your next purchase.
Also keep in mind that some programs allow you to share your discount with family members. Even if they don’t have the membership card with them, family members can often use the phone number connected to the account in order to get the discount.