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Subject: Discount Bookstores
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 8:14 AM ET
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I don't think that anyone gets ALL their books through PBS.  I know that new books are continually finding their way into the system, and that means we are all buying the occassional book.

Do you have any discount bookstores in your area that you like to shop in?  If so, tell us the name of the place or what city it is in.  Perhaps some of our other PBS family would like to shop there too!

I only know of two, but I have given both of them a lot of business.  The first one is inside Opry Mills Mall in Nashville.  I don't remember the name, but it is located just up from the Gibson Showcase.  If you go past the Black Lion, then you have gone too far.  Most of the paperbacks are $5 and the hardbacks are $7

The other one I go to has changed it's name to Discount Family Books.  But, if you ever go to Gatlinburg, TN for a vacation, you can get off I-40 and head to Gatlinburg.  About a mile off the main GB exit on Hwy 66, you will find this store on the right hand side of the road in Sevierville.  So, if you live in east TN, you don't have to go all the way into Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.  The prices are very good.  I bought three books for myself this week and only paid $10 for them!

 

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/5/2009 8:30 PM ET
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This is a great thread...

I LOVE free shipping...I hate paying for shipping so that is good to know Jeri

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 11:35 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/17/2009 7:51 PM ET
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OK, I'm glad to find some online sites I did not know about.  But, I am more interested in real "brick & mortar" stores.  Getting a good book is cool, but I really enjoy finding them in a real bookstore.  Nothing like feeling the pages in your hand when you are shopping.

Does anyone else know of any discount bookstores in your area?

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 8:51 PM ET
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not in MY area, but my future inlaws, in in bristol va, Christian Book Warehouse. I LOVE that store!! it's a closeout store, so all the Christian fiction books have remainder marks but you can get them for 6.99 or less. they have sales on books a lot too. we're in town this weekend for wedding planning and i picked up 2 sandra byrd YA books that were 50 % off 4.99 and my dad got 2 books for 8.  i've gotten tons of Christian fiction books from there.

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 3:02 PM ET
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i get a lot of my books from mardels in tulsa, ok. i think they might have a couple in the joplin area as well. they have super bargain shelves where everything is already marked down to about $5, but depending on the color sticker, you get to take off another 50%, 75%, or 90%. and they are always changing which sticker is what percent off.

so while purple and green stickers may mean "just reduced-priced as is" this week, purple stickers may be 50% two weeks from now.

i go through there once or twice a month usually. i really like paying $1-$5 for a brand new book

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 4:16 PM ET
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If anyone is in the Jacksonville, FL area there is a great bookstore there called Paxons. There are actually two of them but they have books already marked down and then certain sticker colors are anywhere from .49 to 2.99. Also in NC there is a bookstore called Gullions. They also have a website but they have some really good deals.

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 3:24 PM ET
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ALL of the libraries around this area have a book sale area near their check out. Some have just a small cart but two of the four libraries have a huge section dedicated to selling used books... almost all I've seen there have been in great condition. All hardback and media is $1 and all paperback is 50c. Can't beat that.... OH and they each have a book sale one or two times a year where they bring out ALL their donated books and sell them for these prices. It's awesome. I live in the Boise, ID/Treasure Valley area. Also there are two used bookstores in downtown Nampa area... most of their books, hardback and paperback are under $5.

Date Posted: 1/24/2009 4:57 PM ET
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Mardel's is a great place.  I've been to the one in Denver but I know they have them all over - when you hit their sales it is almost insane the great stuff you can get for practically nothing!  As far as online I just love cbd.com - it is hard to beat their prices. 

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 9:39 AM ET
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Around here we have a Christian bookstore chain called Sacred Melody. They also sell music and gifts. Their new book prices are the cover prices, but they all have a used book area and they take in used books in trade. I think there are 2 stores in Syracuse and one in Binghamton.

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Book Warehouse in Savannah, GA is a great place to find discount books.  They have a pretty good selection of Christian Fiction and Christian Non-Fiction for all ages.  I have found some Veggie Tales hardback books there for $1.99 before. 

I have also found great christian books at my local Goodwill.  They have a large selection of books and if I look I can usually find one or two recent christian books that I have been wanting to read.

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 6:13 PM ET
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Anyone found any other bookstores??

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 9:13 AM ET
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I can't think of any around me, maybe I just haven't found them yet.  Lots of time I can find good buys at Lifeway Christian and Books-a-Million.  They have those discount sections at BAM and you can get books for $3.97.  I've bought several just to post on here.  The majority of the time I get them online, either Amazon or Christianbook.com

CBD has some good buys in their clearance section and the shipping isn't exorbitant.

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 10:46 AM ET
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I love CBD! Has anyone ever gone to a warehouse sale there? We went several years ago and it was very crowded but fun. You can pick items off the warehouse shelves, and there are tables of clearance items all over the place. I particularly loved the fiction tables of course. Husband and I brought duffel bags for our stuff and they were full (and heavy!) by the time we checked out. We got great bargains on books, CDs, etc.  CBD warehouse sale

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 12:18 PM ET
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While I was in PA earlier this year, I found a chain of stores called Ollie's Bargain Outlet that had fabulous prices for Christian Fiction books.  According to the website (www.olliesbargainoutlet.com), they're in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, and North Carolina.

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 1:21 PM ET
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I live in the Memphis area, and there's a couple of places that I frequent quite regularly.  One store is Hastings, and it's a chain store.  We got one here about 2 years ago, and ours has turned into an outlet.  They have new and used books, cd's, dvd's, and video games.  The Christian fiction is pretty good, and I love it when I can find some used books for $4 and $5 each--sometimes less.  The store here often has buy 2, get one for $1 sales that really help.

Then, there's also an independently owned used bookstore nearby where you can trade books.  Their selection of CF is actually a little better than Hastings, but I find I can get more deals at Hastings.

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 9:17 AM ET
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I wished I lived close enough to go to the CBD warehouse sale.  That would be loads of fun.

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 6:16 PM ET
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Yeah, Ollies is excellent. There's one the next town over from me. They have an incredible selection (at least mine did) of Christian fiction, as well as secular and YA. It varied every time I went in there, and the books were in no particular order, so searching for a specific book is hard. However, just going in there and searching for something new was loads of fun. As for prices, I never saw a book over $7, and most are $3 or $4. Definitely one of my favorite stores!

Subject: discount book stores
Date Posted: 10/3/2009 10:44 PM ET
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In Minnesota they have stores called Half Price Books.  They have a homeschoolers discount on top of their regular discount.  They take gently used books and buy them from people then resell them.  Finding curriculm is not easy, but they have lots of fiction, how to books etc.  There are several locations in the Twin Cites.

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 9:48 PM ET
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I know this is an online bookstore but Hastings books has very cheap books on their website. You can also shop in their stores but on the website many books are cheaper. Just thought people might want to check it out:)