Reader’s Resources

Reader’s Resources:    Where to buy BOOKS! …  audio… new… used…

 

Goodreads

Goodreads is a great resource. You can look up any book that’s ever been published and find out where to buy it, or put it on your virtual bookshelf to read later. It includes reviews by other Goodread members (membership is free).There is a social networking aspect to the site, which is not compulsory. But if you enjoy giving reviews and would like to see what your friends have read, then it’s there for you to use.

USED BOOKS OR NEW?

Buying new books is a treat, both for the reader and the writer.

The big names don’t need a mention from me, but here are some other options.

Independent bookstores: – there’s nothing like one’s local bookstore. Support them when you can.

FIND YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE

In US: http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder

In UK: http://localbookshops.co.uk

However, I’m a great believer in buying used books – better still join your local library.

Two online companies that are great for used books are Abe books and Alibris 

www.alibris.com

www.alibris.co.uk

www.abebooks.com

www.abebooks.co.uk

These are particularly good for out of print books.

If you are in the U.K., many of the charity shops have great used book sections, and Oxfam has specific stores dedicated to books alone.

 AUDIBLE BOOKS

There is a huge selection at http://audible.com

But if you want some classics for free, check out http://librovox.com

 

Three favorite Authors Sites Worth Watching

Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959), British writer

Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959), British writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

http://www.jeanettewinterson.com/

Jeanette Winterson’s  site has a wealth of articles from writing to politics to arts in general.

 

English: Margaret Atwood - Munich 19.10.2009 D...

English: Margaret Atwood – Munich 19.10.2009 Deutsch: Margaret Atwood – Literaturhaus München – Lesung am 19.10.2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.margaretatwood.ca/

One of my favorite writers.

Joanne Harris at Humber Mouth 2007

Joanne Harris at Humber Mouth 2007 (Photo credit: Maggie Hannan)

 

http://www.joanne-harris.co.uk/

Joanne has  some great insights  on her site – particularly good for writers. Also lots of fun tweets on her twitter feed.

 

 

 

 

 

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