By Jessica Bradley
Books are becoming increasingly popular with people spending over £500 a year on them alone.
Ashleigh Wilson, 18, a book blogger and booktuber said: “I spend around £20 a month on books, but it depends on where I buy them from.”
The typical price for a book is between £6.99 and £9.99, however, there are now loads of ways to get books but for a fraction of the price.
A lot of charity shops sell second hand books for as cheap as 50p and there are a select few charity shops that are specifically dedicated to books.
Lots of libraries also have a section that sell second hand books to help raise money to keep the library running.
And if you don’t want a second hand book or can’t find a book that you want, then you can use Amazon.
Lauren Siddy, 17, a Sheffield student said: “I mainly buy my books from Amazon and The Works because you can get them cheaper but they are still brand new which is always a bonus.”
Amazon is incredibly popular among book lovers because you can buy practically any book or any edition of a book but for a discounted price.
“The more popular the book, the cheaper it is on Amazon. There is also a section that sells three paperback books for £10″ says Ashleigh.
A lot of book shops, mainly Waterstones, also do offers on certain books. Depending on the popularity of the author or the hype around the book, new releases tend to be discounted and other books tend to be on buy one get one half price.
Sasha Alsberg, an American book tuber (abookutopia) said:”half price bookstore is perfect because all the books at this are half price or less. bookdepository.com is perfect especially for international readers because you can get books shipped to you for free.”