“She surrounded herself with books at work and at home. Her living space was a testament to her first and abiding love with shelves jammed with books tables crowded with them. She saw them not only as knowledge entertainment comfort even sanity but as a kind of artful decoration. ” – Key of Knowledge

I love to read.

I could sit for hours upon hours, days upon days, simply reading. More then that I simply love books. I love the way they look, feel and smell. They are everywhere in my house; my kitchen and closets, in bookshelves and drawers. I am running out of room. Yet I still feel compelled to find more because there are always new stories to explore. Recently one of my friends asked how I afforded my habit, after all there are literally thousands of them. The answer is easy, I know where to shop.  Below you will find all my favorite places to find good quality, popular, and cheap books in Vegas.

Salvation Army on Tropicana and Durango. Yes, it’s specific to this location. They have the largest selection of mass market paperbacks of any of the thrift stores in town and they are always getting new inventory. I have picked up some amazing finds here; rare first editions, new authors, out of print publishers. The best part is each paperback is only fifty cents. You can’t go wrong with that price tag.

Goodwill on Flamingo and Pecos. Again, specific to this location. Like the Salvation Army had the largest thrift store collection of mass markets, this store beats everyone in the Hardback section. For $2 a book, you can find the newest and greatest or the best of the 80s. I always recommend going in with an open mind and not looking for something specific. Their inventory is constantly changing and you never know what you’re going to find.

Plaza Books on Eastern and Warm Springs. Owned and operated by a mother/daughter team, they are the best local used books store in town. They have a great selection in all genres and affordable prices. They will even set you up with a trading account. Bring in your books that you don’t read anymore and they will credit their “worth” to your account. This then gets applied to 50% of your book buying total making their prices even cheaper.

Paperback Exchange on Flaming and Mountain Vista. If you are looking for a specific book, this is the place to go. Their prices are a little higher (not as bad as buying new), but they have an amazing selection. Especially if you are looking to find an authors back list or books in a series. My favorite part is they will bundle the books according to series. So if you need to, you can buy them all at once, usually at an even greater discount.

Of course, if you want them used there’s always Borders and Barnes and Noble. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Control Your Cash.

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