Best places to buy a book
Last updated: February 12, 2021
Here's our favorite place to buy a book: IndieBound.
Why: IndieBound points to local independent bookstores where you can order the book you're searching for. This helps you avoid ordering from Amazon. (See more: IndieBound FAQ.)
In the UK, order from Hive, which is "proud to support an independent bookshop with every single sale we make."
Whatever you do, don't order books from Amazon.
• ThriftBooks, which claims to be "the world's largest online independent used book seller."
• Biblio.com finds used, rare, and out-of-print books at independent bookstores.
• viaLibri is "the world's largest search engine for old, rare, and second-hand books."
• Standard Ebooks has a library of free public-domain books with carefully edited texts.
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