There are many gently used online sites for books like Allibris.com, or stores like Half-Priced Books or Books a Million across the country. And you can always try the Strand in New York, which gets all the reviewers books and sells those barely cracked or brand new tomes for a fraction of the cost.
And for those wanting to buy these for someone's Kindle or Nook, you can purchase e-gift cards from Barnes and Noble, who is offering right now a free $10 gift card when you buy $75 worth, and Amazon of course offers them for Kindle.
TIP: The modern world of E-readers makes it hard to give a book BUT you can always print the picture and description of the book and give it wrapped with an E-book gift card.
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Sycamore Row, John Grisham's latest. Any fan will want this reliable author's latest. TIP: Books a Million is having a one day sale today, November 16. Extra 10% off and if you become a member, which you can do online, you will already get 10% off, making this book $15.63 instead of the list price of $28.95.
The Most of Nora Ephron - Smart, funny, witty. Easy but meaningful essys and musings plus one screenplay. TIP: A particularly touching page entitled What I Will Miss. On sale at $22.99 at AMAZON,
Pioneer Woman Cooks: She's a blogger/author who made herself famous and is followed by millions. It covers 12 Holidays through the year, including game-day parties. 140 recipes. BUY on AMAZON for $13.99, or check out her other recipe book, Food From My Frontier on Amazon for $11.99 if you don't want the holiday theme.
I never forgot reading the Secret History by Donna Tartt, and here is her latest: The Goldfinch. In his NY Times Book Review, Stephen King said:
BUY FOR $16.66 @B&N.