Category: Books on a Budget

Freecycle

Freecycle

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Freecycle is a group of people who give away things they no longer want to other members of the group. There is a Chicago Freecycle group (http://www.freecycle.org/group/US/Illinois/Chicago)...

Online marketplaces and auctions

Online marketplaces and auctions

Online auctions and marketplaces are common favorites. These are good sources if you want a book immediately and if you want to review a seller’s history, but remember to watch for hidden fees, such...

Booksfree.com

Booksfree.com

This site is a subscription service books (like movie subscriptions).  Choose your subscription type and then create your wishlist.  Books will be delivered to your door. This site would be most useful to people...

Bookcrossing.com

Bookcrossing.com

This website is not designed specifically for book trading, but it is a nice side effect. The primary purpose of this site is to have people register books and then release them “into the...

The Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library

As of March 2008, the CPL allows patrons to reserve up to five books through the Internet, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to set aside a...

Bookmooch.com

Bookmooch.com

Someone finally found an acceptable way to be a mooch! People can trade books with people throughout the country or even the world (you decide). The idea is you list books you are willing...