Love to read, but don't like paying the high prices for new books? Save money and buy them used.
Book Krazy, located near 16th Street and Bell Road, sell all of their books at 50 percent off the suggested retail price. Most of their books are used and are in great shape. They even have discounted prices on new books.
The book store carries several new releases such as Clive Cussler Poseidon's "Arrow," books by Jodi Picoult and the Twilight series to name a few. Books are available in soft or hard cover.
As an example, the published rate of Clive Cussler's Poseidon's "Arrow" is $28.95. Cut that price in half and the price becomes $14.48. I did a little research online and you can find that same book in new condition for $15.98 on Amazon.com.
Both Amazon.com and Book Krazy have good prices, but Amazon.com is a new book versus Book Krazy, which carries a used copy. Either way you will save money. By purchasing directly from Book Krazy, you don't have to worry about shipping costs or shipping times. Plus at Book Krazy you can trade in your books for 25 percent off the published rate of the book and earn store credit. That store credit can be used to purchase more books.
Only 50% of your trade in credit can be used towards a book purchase at Book Krazy. The other 50 percent will be cash. For example, if you were to use your store credit to purchase "Arrow" by Clive Cussler, the book would cost you $7.24 in trade-in credit and $7.24 out of pocket cash. So if you are short on cash but have a lot of books at home this is another way to save even more money when it comes the buying more books.
You can also save money on buying books at stores like Half Price book store. They have three Valley locations. They sell their books starting at half off the published rate or more. They do not allow you to trade in your books for store credit. It is a case by case basis and customers will only get cash for their books.