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Buy books second hand

1 year ago
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If you are a bookworm just like me, you buy a lot of books, you read a lot of books and you give away a lot of books.

Some years ago I stopped buying new books because I couldn’t afford them while studying and I never changed that behaviour since then.

You kill two birds with one stone (not literally, please don’t try that):

  • Second hand books are much pricier than new ones.
  • Second hand books sometimes have a nice history of their own. I found dried flowers, love letters and even a typewriter typed praise for German washing machines between the pages (that really made my day).
  • Second hand books mean less trees cut down for paper.
  • Second hand books can become part of the book cycle: If you don’t want to keep it, give it away oder donate it. On your next walk you can just put it in a public book board and others can get it for free.
The Smiling Ermine
When I think about my childhood I think about sitting on the branches of the old apple tree in our garden and reading books about animals. Now grown up I spend my time working as a philologist, walking the dogs of the nearby animal sanctuary and exploring our beautiful German forests.