Books

Top Sites

1

Affordable new and bestselling books and eBooks

Books A Million

Affordable new and bestselling books and eBooks

2

New and used books from independent publishers and new authors

Powell's Books

New and used books from independent publishers and new authors

3

Used books, textbooks, and eBooks. Donates a portion of revenues to fund global literacy and libraries

Better World Books

Used books, textbooks, and eBooks. Donates a portion of revenues to fund global literacy and libraries

4

Hard-to-find titles and textbooks

Alibris

Hard-to-find titles and textbooks

  Advice  

Nothing beats the experience of visiting a bookstore in person, but buying books online is convenient and saves time. Check first with your local independent bookstore for your desired title as you can save money on shipping and you’ll be supporting a local business. Sometimes the book you're looking for won't be available to pick up near you. In this case, there are many websites you can check for rare and uncommon books. Some specialize in collectibles and used books while others only stock the latest bestsellers and popular classics. If you're looking for the best bargain on student textbooks, check out the price comparison websites.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

AbeBooks

Unusual secondhand books and collectibles

Affordabook

Price comparison for college and school textbooks

Amazon Books

Large selection, convenient for Amazon Prime members (see footnote)

BIGWORDS

Affordable used books with a price comparison tool

Barnes & Noble

Large retail bookseller both online and in store

Biblio

Niche topics and rare books

Book Depository

Affordable books that ship worldwide

BookFinder.com

Book search and price comparison tool

BookMooch

Book exchange for non-English language books and popular fiction

BookOutlet

Bargain prices for book lovers

BookPeople

Independent bookstore in Texas

Costco

Books for everyone with a large selection of children's books

Daedalus Books

Classic books, bestselling books, music, and DVDs

DealOz

Price comparison tool to help save time and money

Direct Textbook

Price comparison tool for textbooks

EBay

Large selection with competitive pricing

ECampus

College textbooks

Half Price Books

Affordable used books, movies, and music

Hudson Books Sellers

Leading bookseller in airports

Indie Bound

Find books from independent local bookstores

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Discounted nonfiction books from up-and-coming authors

Meraci

Online marketplace for clothing, household items, toys, jewelry, crafts, accessories, and collectibles. They claim lower fees and quicker, simpler, and easier selling where sellers and buyers are individual people, not retailers. Japan-US based.

PaperBackSwap

Bestsellers and new books with a trading option

Peachpit

Bookselling publishing company

Strand Bookstore

New, rare, and out-of-print books

Target

Large online selection for everyone

Textbooks.com

New and used textbooks

The Book House

New and used books and vinyl records

Thrift Books

Popular books and kids books

Valore Books

Rent, buy, and sell textbooks

Walmart

Great value for new releases and popular books

Wordery

UK-based bookstore with free shipping worldwide

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.