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.