My entire life I have always wanted new books. The newness, the exclusivity of them being "mine" first was always a thrill. Now that I am older, I realize that there is value in a "gently" used book. I still want a clean book, but with the economy being the way it is, a used book can answer a need for a good book.
My book choices usually revolve around cookbooks, entertaining books and interior design books. I order my books off of amazon, then click on used books when there is the option of purchasing used books. I ordered one book from Bargain Book Stores and it was in excellent condition. It has made me order three more books; I will have to give you an update on their condition when they arrive.
This bargain book love affair is a great way to get all those cookbooks and lifestyle books that you wanted and still have a few dollars left to buy a bottle or two of wine. I just refuse to let the economy stop me from having some of life's little luxuries!