Alternatives to Buying New Books

Do you have a bunch of old books collecting dust on the shelf?  Want some new books?  Try one of these great swapping sites!  

Many of these sites feature printable postage, so you can mail right from your home — very convenient AND frugal.  

Here are some terrific alternatives to buying new books:

  1. Your Local Library —  Nothing beats your local public library.  It is free and convenient.  If they do not have what you are looking for, ask a librarian for an inter-library loan.
  2. — Mail a book, get a book.  No late fees, or hidden charges.  Any book you request is yours to keep, share, or swap.
  3. — Swap video games, CDs, DVDs, and used books.
  4. — Trade books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.
  5. — Sell. Buy. Swap.
  6. — Swap books for free.
  7. — Any book or DVD for 4.49 postage.
  8. — College students can buy or sell used textbooks.
  9.— Trade books using a simple point system.
  10. — Sell old books.  They pay shipping!  They will pay for used books 3 days after receiving them.
See one I missed?  Leave a comment and tell us about it!


  1. Thanks for the heads up. I have sent the link for your blog to my daughter who lives to read.