If you absolutely love books, you may want to have a large collection of them in your own home. In order to do that, time and money will be required. Of course, there are still ways to get more and spend less. One of the best ways to do that is through the classifieds – both offline and online. Look around them and see who’s having yard sales where they’re getting rid of all sorts of stuff. If they’re getting rid of books, you can go buy and see what they have. You might even buy their whole collection cheaply if you make an offer on all of it.
Of course, you don’t want to do that unless you like the majority of the books and they appear to be in good shape. Don’t just buy random books that you’ll never read so you can fill up the shelves in your library. It’s better to build it over time and have books that you really like lining the walls. You really can’t build a library overnight, so don’t assume that you can. Be patient and go after books that fit what you like to read, books by authors you enjoy, and books that have something interesting to say to you.
In short, you’ll want to buy books that you’ve either not read but want to, or that you have read but would read again and again. Reference books can also be a good choice, especially if they’re in a field that you study or related to a hobby that you particularly enjoy. Over time, you’ll amass quite a collection to be proud of. By purchasing from yard sales and used book stores, you’ll be able to build that collection for a great price.