The great thing about their formatting, is when you click on a book you’re interested in buying: you can switch between hardcover, paperback and trade paperback - depending on whichever one is the cheapest option.
Visit them at www.raru.co.za, for books and so much more.
Another one of my favourites. This technically isn’t an online bookstore, it is a site that gathers and collects a list of books (specifically e-books) that are on sale (or free!) and lists them according to genre preference.
The site lists the book that’s on sale as well as the various different platforms where they are available on sale. I should add though that while the books are on sale, they won’t necessarily be available in all regions because of rights and territory legality issues. So be aware that there are chances that the book you click on could be priced slightly higher or at its full price.
Also, if you buy books from Amazon.com, you do pay an extra amount because of Amazon’s Whispernet surcharge. Make sure you sign up for the daily newsletters so that you never miss out on a book deal.
Visit www.bookbub.com for more information.
If you’re looking for some free reads, The Gutenberg Project is the perfect place to browse.
With a collection of over 50 000 books (a good portion of them classics), the online database gives you the option to either read the book online or to download the book in whichever format you prefer.
While they might be a little pricier than Raru, what counts in its favour is that it has free shipping available to more than 100 countries – South Africa included.
Check out their website on www.bookdepository.com.
For all you Kindle users, Amazon offers regular deals from $3.99 (R55,21) or less. There are some good books you can find on here – and some of the releases are popular books that have featured on bestseller lists.
Again, a reminder that some of the deals could be slightly more because of the surcharge, but it’s still a good deal cheaper than the normal retail price the books go for.
Because I don’t live in an area that’s even remotely near to my local Reader’s Warehouse, their online store is practically heaven sent.
With constant deals (which often include book bundle buys), regular markdowns on book prices and epic book bundle boxes that usually cost a fortune elsewhere, there’s something for everyone.
Visit www.readerswarehouse.com for more epic deals.
If you follow them on social media, Twitter specifically, you can take part in their regular competitions where you can win items from your wish list. While I do think they can be a lot pricier than other retailers, the deals they offer on a regular basis often compensate for it. Look out for their daily deals.
Visit www.takealot.com now.
Where are the best places you buy your books from? We’re always on the hunt for places to buy books cheaply, so we’d love to add your recommendations to our list.