Describe How You Shop for Books
Well, where do I start?
First off, I must admit to you that I do not pay full price for books. I personally see a vintage book as a better bargain. I know, I know..you want to slap me. But hey, if someone gets rid of that book, I feel like it is homeless and I have to give it a home.
So, that being said, I go mostly to consignment stores. Sometimes I will go to a big box book store but I immediately flee to the clearance section and buy from there. So, once I get there, I look at the covers first. If I see a book with a beautiful or a unique cover I look at those first. Sometimes I don't even look at the back of the book to see what it is about (cringing cuz I know you are screaming!) before I buy it.
So, once I do a once over for books with awesome covers, I then re-scan the same books for authors I recognize. This is because I am collecting a lot of series and I have to finish collecting before I can start reading them. OCD I suppose.
Then, I re-scan a third time for books that sound interesting (no matter the genre). I look at the titles and read the backs based on the title of the book. I know there are so many more good books out there with terrible titles but I can't own a book with a horrible title. (Please don't thrown anything at me :( )
Once I have found the books that I want, I take them up to the register IMMEDIATELY to buy them. The reason I say that is I can't tell you how many times I have put books back because I looked at something else and decided I didn't want them anymore. Once I buy them, I giggle all the way to my car (especially if I find something I have been looking for).
This is my buying strategy. I never miss a book store sale, garage sale, book sale in my area, or any other book buying opportunity. I love buying books, collecting books, looking at books, touching books, oh hell.....I LOVE BOOKS!!!