I love buying books online. There is no line to wait for, I can peruse the titles in my pyjamas and buy the books I love without being judged. Online book sites are an extensive search to find the titles you are looking for, with most guaranteeing you wont have to wait for your book to be ordered in or having to pay premium price.
Best Overseas Book Sites (Second Hand)
- Better World Books. Not only are you buying second hand books at a great price, all proceeds go to child literacy. They do take awhile to deliver to Australia so allow up to four weeks for delivery as the books are sourced from the United States and Canada.
- The Book Depository: Very similar to Better World Books but located in the United Kingdom. This site is also fantastic for University textbooks for Australian Universities.
Best Overseas Book Sites (New Books)
- Half.com This book store is owned and operated by Ebay and has a similar layout.
- Abe Books are UK based and specialise in rare and hard to find in print books.
- Social Club Books – they have some great deals particularly on cookbooks.
- Basement Books
- Booko isn’t a bookshop but an Australian book comparison site – if you have a particular book in mind, it will let you know the cheapest place to find it.
- Booktopia – Not the cheapest, but one of the biggest Australian online sites with a good reputation.
- Fishpond also has a great reputation!
- Bookworld has some great deals!
Best Australian Sites (Secondhand Books)
Best Book Review Sites:
- Good Reads. Seriously – this is the best book review site in the world – I love it. Find out what to read, what your friends are reading and what to look forward to! US based.
So have a look online today and take the stress out of shopping for your next book!