Discount Shopping on Book Outlet

Last month I stumbled upon bookoutlet.com. It’s an online retail site that offers new hardcover and paperback books at fifty to ninety percent off the original list price. The books are marked with a small dot or line on the edge of the book to mark that it’s return or excess inventory from a publisher.

For an even bigger discount you can browse the scratch and dent section—new books that may have dents, scratches, tears, or missing dust jackets.

I was so overwhelmed by how cheap all the books were that I went a little crazy on my first order—or well crazy for me because I usually try to control my book buying urges—and bought nine books for $35.41. And four of them were hardcover. I just made my second order yesterday, which averaged less than $3 a book.

The only downside is you have to pay for shipping, no matter the monetary amount of your order. For U.S. shipping it costs $3.99 for the first two books, then 50¢ for every book after that. For example, $3.99 for a one or two item order and $4.49 for a three item order.

You can check out my first Book Outlet haul below (which was most of my February haul).

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From top to bottom:

  1. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (check out my review here)
  3. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder (check out my review here)
  4. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  5. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
  6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fiztpatrick (check out my review here)
  7. All the Bright Places by Jessica Niven (check out my review here)
  8. Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock
  9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Let me know what you think of the site in the comments along with the books you plan on buying.

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