F is for Frugal : Book Edition


F is for Frugal :

Book Edition


This is the first in a series of monthly posts about Frugal Living.? It seemed appropriate to start with the topic of books.

General Advice

  • Check out books at your local library.
  • Don?t forget your local Friends of the Library store when looking for a book fix, spend less and support your library. Additionally, check out online book clubs, they often have a section where members can swap or giveaway books.
  • Go to Borders or Barnes and Noble and sit and read for free.? They actively encourage this so don?t feel bad if you don?t buy something.
  • Before you buy a book ask yourself this question, ?Will I read this book at least once for every $1 spend on it??? If the answer is no consider my first two suggestions on how to read for free.
  • If you wish to purchase a book new consider signing up for Borders (weekly coupons) or Barnes and Noble (monthly coupons) E-mail, Borders requires free sign-up in their rewards club, Barnes and Noble coupons are? separate from their book club.? Also consider place a pre-order online, Amazon often offers extra discounts for pre-orders.? Many booksellers offer discounts on a broad selection of books if you buy them online and most offer free shipping with a minimum purchase ranging from $25-$50.
  • For hardcover books and textbooks check out the following websites for used copies before buying a new copy. (NOTE: Some times New Copies on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com sold by 3rd party sellers are as cheaper than discounted new copies from internet book retailers, compare prices for the best deal.)

Free E-Books

Websites of Interest

Books on Frugal Living

    The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn
    ISBN-10: 0375752250
    ISBN-13: 978-0375752254
    America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams by Steve Economides, Annette Economides
    ISBN-10: 0307339459
    ISBN-13: 978-0307339454
    The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less by Jeff Yeager
    ISBN-10: 0767926951
    ISBN-13: 978-0767926959
    Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two-Income Economy by Jonni McCoy
    ISBN-10: 0764226126
    ISBN-13: 978-0764226120