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Lcsmcat
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The last time I ordered from #BetterWorldBooks half my order never arrived. They refunded my money quite nicely, so I decided to give them another try. I ordered the complete set of Proust‘s Remembrance of Things Past / In Search of Lost Time because I didn‘t trust that I could get through it in French. This is what arrived. All the volumes (the bottom book is 5, 6 & 7) except 1. Instead I got Smoking Typewriters ?!?! I‘ve written them 👇🏻

Lcsmcat 👆🏻 and I‘m sure they‘ll once again be cheerful and make it right, but it‘s so frustrating! 2w
Aimeesue Of course it's the FIRST volume! 😂 2w
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue I know! That made it just that much more frustrating! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks I mostly deal with them via ebay, and have had mixed results. Usually if I order just an individual book it's okay, but every time I've tried to order an entire series of books, something goes wrong. Last time I ordered a set of six books and got one! As you said, customer service is good - they refunded me in full - but... I kind of wanted the books!? 2w
Lcsmcat @TheAromaofBooks I love their concept, and until the last two orders never had a problem. But I may use ThriftBooks from now on for big orders. 2w
Tamra That is too bad! 😢 I‘ve never had an issue with BWB. I wonder if something has changed (for the worse) in the organization? That is disappointing. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve recently ordered some books from them, keeping my fingers and toes crossed my orders will arrive correctly, eventually. I do have to wait around 6 weeks for them to travel across the 🌏 . 😏 2w
Lcsmcat @erzascarletbookgasm 🤞🏻 that they get your order right. 2w
Lcsmcat @Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm @TheAromaofBooks @Aimeesue UPDATE BetterWorld Books refunded my money, as expected, and told me to keep the book or pass it on. I‘ve found it a home in a local charter high school where a friend teaches English. 1w
Tamra @Lcsmcat 👍🏾 1w
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s great 🙂👍 1w
TheAromaofBooks Happy ending!! 1w
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Lcsmcat
Wilderness Tips | Margaret Atwood
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Half my order from #BetterWorldBooks came today! The short stories are TBR; The Year of the Flood, I read my daughter‘s copy. Now I have my own for rereads! #bookmail #MargaretAtwood

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Lcsmcat
The Tent | Margaret Atwood
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BetterWorldBooks.com is having a sale. I may have just geeked out on Margaret Atwood titles. #sorrynotsorry #BetterWorldBooks

TheBookHippie Ooooo📚📚📚📚 2mo
Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie I love what they stand for, too. I can splurge, save $ and feel virtuous. 2mo
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Tineke
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Needing a break from my other book. I was already halfway in this one, so...
I'm sending this one on to a #bookcrossing friend when I'm finished with it. Bought it last December at #betterworldbooks.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 6mo
Tineke @chaoticgoodhufflepuff thank you. Every bookish website or app I find is another way to indulge in books with other people. 6mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 6mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I mailed your card and left out a page!!!! It said “tell Me about where you live and all about you! I would love to visit the Netherlands someday! It‘s so cool having friends all over the world! I hope to hear from you soon!” Love, Misty!!! 6mo
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JenniferEgnor
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First book mail at the new house! #betterworldbooks

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Djspens
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If you haven't checked out Better World Books, you're missing out on some cheap books! they have a great sale on already inexpensive books. And you're helping kids learn to read around the world! I just ordered 3 books for $16 total... #addictedtobooks #read #usedbooks #betterworldbooks

TheRomantiCate BWB is awesome!! It‘s great to buy tons of books, for a good cause ☺️☺️ 9mo
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Djspens
Ghosted: A Novel | Rosie Walsh
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I love it when i get the mail and there's books!!! Books that I forgot I ordered from #betterworldbooks #makemytuesday #bookmail I'm still waiting on one but the 4 I ordered only cost me $16 👍

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Djspens
Before I Let You Go | Kelly Rimmer
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Nothing better than #bookmail on a cold Iowa morning! Tomorrow is supposed to be around -35 to -50 wind chill.... I'm hoping we close the office and I can just spend the day reading.... #couchpotatowannabe #booksandwine #closedforweather #toodamncold #betterworldbooks #iowaisclosed

gradcat Keeping my fingers crossed for you—there‘s nothing better than getting a free day to read, added to weather keeping you indoors! 🤞🏼 🌨 📖 12mo
Djspens @gradcat I agree!! I hate winter but I like a good snow day indoors ❄️⛄️🌬 12mo
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MrBook
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How does your book-buying break down in terms of category? What I mean is, how much of your buying is online, in independent bookstores, from a book chain/franchise, at libraries‘ book sales, things like that. #BookTalk

Reagan I only buy from chains once or twice a year now. Mostly I hit up used bookstores and library book sales. I do try to make sure I buy something when I go to the independent bookstores, maybe 10-15% ebooks even though I read 95% print 😬 12mo
rwmg Mainly online with binges in chain bookshops a couple of times a year and an annual discount book sale 12mo
Djspens I love to browse independent book stores when I can. My favorite store, #prairielights in Iowa City, often has author signed copies which are fun to have. Amazon is my go-to for inexpensive, quick and easy. I've recently discovered #betterworldbooks, which I love! Takes a week or more to get the books but they're so inexpensive it's worth the wait! 12mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego At least 90% used book stores or thrift stores. Then our national chain book store. I don't shop at independent book stores as much as I should. And I rarely shop online. I just don't have the patience to wait for my order to come in. 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom About 95% of our books come from library book sales. I will buy from Amazon if I need an ebook for book club that isn't available at the library or with the Libby app. My husband and I occasionally have a date night where we will visit either a used book store or a chain store a couple times a year. 12mo
mreads Either directly from small (mostly not for profit) publishers or from library sales or thrift stores. 12mo
tournevis I buy most books online and mostly ebooks. I'd say, for ebooks, 20% Amazon, 40% Kobo and 40% independant publishers directly. I buy physical books anywhere. 12mo
PagesByTheWater Currently: online 10%, chains: 88%, indie book store 2%. But with the discovery of a new book store and the indie book store closing it‘ll most likely become: online 5%, chains 5%, indie store 90% 12mo
Cailey_Mac 90% online and 10% in stores, either Indie, Walmart, or Barnes and Noble. There really isn‘t anything close by to me besides Walmart, so online usually wins🤷🏻‍♀️ there used to be two book stores close by but they‘re long gone (edited) 12mo
DHill I‘m about 50% ebooks and 50% print, mostly from chains, though there is a local indie I always buy from when I visit. @Djspens #prairielights is fantastic. Check out #nextpagebooks if you‘re in Cedar Rapids. 12mo
Peddler410 I don‘t order physical books online. 50/50 independent/B&N — I would like that first number to be higher , working on it. Audio books are 100% Audible. I also have options for getting free books online. 12mo
bookishbitch I'm fortunate to have an amazing indie bookstore locally. I try to order and buy there aside from kindle purchases. And the o y reason I have a kindle is that.my husband bought it thinking I could just buy all my books that way. Nice try that didn't work. 😊 12mo
cwarnier I love scholastic for kids books otherwise usually amazon. Once in a whole BN. 12mo
LibrarianRyan 60/40 BN/Bookoutlet. I don‘t buy books from Amazon unless I‘m desperate. 12mo
Gissy I have only two bookstores so I try to support them, but time I have to buy on line because they don't the book or the edition I'm looking for. 12mo
CouronneDhiver 95% Book Outlet, 3% Indigo, 2% Amazon... I just can‘t justify the high prices for the same backlist books (I don‘t really gravitate to new releases) 12mo
DGRachel I try to share the love amongst all the platforms, but I‘m also trying to spend less with Amazon and do more preorders through my local indie. I also utilize book depository, Goldsboro online, or Waterstones online for those Must Have UK covers. 12mo
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Djspens
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I think #betterworldbooks is the way to go!! 11 gently used books for $37 and I helped literacy programs around the world, or 3 new books for $54. #nobrainer #tbr #booksbooksbooks (note- my bank account was not affected by the B & N purchase, I used gift cards from Christmas.) 😃

mrsmarch Hi yes hello ALSO if you use eBates on top of betterworldbooks you get a small % cash back. YAY. 12mo
Djspens @mrsmarch what?! I love using Ebates! I can't believe I didn't try it for BWB!! Thanks! 12mo
mrsmarch @Djspens I have the browser plugin so it yells at me to activate a shopping trip. Very convenient. And doesn‘t BWB do carbon offset shipping? ❤️ 12mo
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Djspens @mrsmarch yeah I think they do. 👍 12mo
TiredLibrarian Nice! I'll have to check out BWB. 📚❤ 12mo
Elma Those are great stacks! 12mo
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