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Library or Book Store?

Book Store or Library?

Buy Books at Store
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Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:36 am
Raveshinu says...

Rent. It doesn't suck up money. And you get the book for three weeks. Once your doen with a book that you bought it's just paper....Unless you wish to sell it one ebay....

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Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:51 am
Ani May Queen says...

Seeing as I'm as broke as...well metephors fail to convey how broke I am, I usually go to the library at least once a week, sometimes more, and check out books in masses, usually somewhere between 10-20 per check out. When I get the chance I love to buy books though. Also, if I want a graphic novel or something of the sort I either have to buy it myself or borrow my friend's, because my library's selection is seriously lacking in such.
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Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:48 pm
Dynamo says...

I like to buy books instead of borrowing them. I'm kind of a collector.
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Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Caligula's Launderette says...

The Library is great for finding new book and such, but I love to read books over and over again, and am creating my own library thus I buy them most often.
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Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:46 pm
Binky says...

Bookstore, Waterstones is King. Despise Borders, it's just really dreadful, inappropriate music, annoying staff, too much of a 'warehouse' feel where it's almost incidental that they're selling books as opposed to carpets or something.

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Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:42 pm
Searria H. says...

Why buy a book if you may not like it. That's happened to me, so I prefer a library
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:52 am
crazy_chick92 says...

I never buy from a bookstore i always borrow from the library.
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Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:49 am
Emerson says...

I like going to the library because if I choose a book I end up not enjoying, its not that big of a deal. But if I had bought it, I feel mad about it.

I also have no money or time to get to a Borders :-) (since that is the only place I will shop for books!)

I only by books that I already know I like/will like. I reread them a lot.

Book sales are nice. I went to one in the parking lot of a mall. I bought 8 really worth while books for a total of....$13 I think. it was SO fun being around all those books!
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Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:45 am
Phanzanu says...

Other, because we don't have public libraries (but I do go to the school library and borrow, and borrow, and borrow...) and I don't have enough funds for buying books in a bookstore. I only buy books when I really want the book but if I don't have the money, then I do what Areida does--I sit in our bookstore for hours just reading a book that could cost me much if I could have just bought it.


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Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:47 am
Broken Wings says...

I prefer library, because I like to be able to keep the books I have read and I will be able to enjoy them again without the hassle of getting in the car, and trying to find my library card, ect...
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Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:08 pm
Persephonie84 says...

:o ~ I do buy books at times and most of the time I borrowed from them from my local libraries. Since I'm an avid read.

If I had alots of my money I'd buy books. But I admit that I hate buying a book that I turn out to :x hate. If there a book that I love alot & borrowed it from the library. I simply return it & go to a book store to buy it. :)

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Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:09 pm
Adnamarine says...

I don't buy books unless I know I like them or I like the author and it looks good. I prefer going to the bookstore, especially Barnes and Noble, but I don't get to very much so I make up for it by going to the library at least once a week :P If I had the money to spare I would buy every single book I like, but I don't. Too bad. [/i]
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:02 pm
Swires says...

Bookstore. I like to own a book more than borrowing one.
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:19 pm
Via says...

I prefer the bookstore, actually. I like owning my books because when I go to the library I'll find like five or six books and check them all out, but I'll only have a month to read them and I'll get distracted and have to take them back before they are read. Not that you can't check them out again...but usually I'll forget when they were due in the first place too haha. I'm just more likely to read a book if it is under my ownership.

Of course, the library is much cheaper haha.
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:27 pm
Esmé says...

I agree with Adnamarine. Nothing more too add, with the exception that polish libraries, (at least the ones at Bydgoszcz, the city I live in), have absolutely nothing of interest. The Fantasy section : 5 HP books (they didn't get around the 6th one) a couple of Andre Norton's, and some of Ursula le Guin's (did I spell her name right?)

And, technically, thats it. Both adult and child libraries. I want to Reeeennnnoooo

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