Look No Further: Here Are Sources For Books Of All Kinds

Everyone in my family is an avid reader, kids and grown-ups alike. When all else fails, we turn to books for gifts. If you are looking for good books for the readers on your gift list, we present information on where to turn to choose just the right books for each reader you must shop for. While you may have many of these sources right in your home town, there are some great bookstores who may not have a store near you; for example, Powell's Books (unless you live in or near Portland, Oregon). But, they do have a web site and you can order from them and have them delivered to your door, any time, day or night. And our old standby--Amazon.com--will be presented here as well. There are other well-known booksellers who have local stores as well as online sources, which will also be covered. And we'll review some less well-known sites, too. Read on (pun intended) as we review online booksellers where you can find the perfect book for everyone you're shopping for.

Reviewing the Best Booksellers

Since there's not a lot we can say about books, we're using this article to give you information on our favorite online booksellers, including their selection, pricing, shipping, and other miscellaneous information to help you with your selection. Here we go!

  • Amazon.com
    Any article about online bookstores will have to include Amazon.com. They were one of the first online retailers, dealing in books and then branching out to include music, dvd's, toys, jewelry, computer software and more. You can usually get very good deals on the books themselves, and they often offer free shipping on orders over $25.
  • Powell's Books
    "The world's largest independently-owned bookstore" (taken from their web site), Powell's is located in Portland, Oregon, with branches in other parts of Portland an in the suburbs. But take heart if you're not in the Portland area--you can order online or by phone. Their catalog is online, you can search using title, author or keywords to locate a book.
  • Barnes and Noble
    Another major bookseller with stores all across the nation, they also have a web site to order from, should you not happen to live near a retail store. Besides books, you can get music cd's, dvd's, games, toys, journals, and other accessories like bookmarks, bookplates, pens and more. They have a store locater site too, if you're interested in visiting a store near you. You'll find comfortable chairs to sit back and browse through some of their selections.

  • Borders Books
    Borders is another major bookseller with locations throughout the nation. Their web site features a store locator if you're interested in finding a store near you. They deal in music, dvd's and videos as well as books.
  • Booksamillion.com
    While there are stores in some parts of the country, you can still order online or by phone even if you don't live near one of their stores. They offer discount prices on all books, and also offer magazine subscriptions through many major magazines at discounted prices.
  • AbeBooks.com If you are looking for a specific book and can't find it at one of the above sources, check at AbeBooks.com. They're not a bookstore, but a book locator, with more than 13,500 booksellers represented by AbeBooks.com. They can help you locate the book you are looking for.
  • CheapestBookPrice.com
    Another book locator, their goal is to help you locate the cheapest books online. Search by title, author, ISBN, or keyword

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