Better thanHalf Priced Books!! by Kristen D. at InsiderPages
I am so glad I found this bookstore. Although it only deals in paperback books, it is perfect for me. I was spending a fortune at half-priced books for a lot of the paperbacks I was reading. Then I would get nothing back for them. At Book Exchange, you just bring in your used paperbacks and they set you up with a users card indicating how many books you brought in. In exchange you can get the same number of books for 25% of the list price.
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They don't buy any books, except for a few exceptions like Sci-Fi and Fantasy, which you get about 10-15% of the list price. You don't have to buy any books that day, as they keep your card on file. Also you can buy the books about 50% of the cover price without exchanging any books.
This is a great alternative to half priced books as it is a lot cheaper. Also for me sometimes I like to hold on to books, so it works out better than the library.
PROS: Selection, price
CONS: Only paperbacks