Thinking of reading something to freshen up your mind? Trying to expand your horizon with some more books? Then it may feel tempting for you to invest in new books. But oh! Wait! Investing in new books might not be the best idea for you as there are used books that you can read. These are even better than new ones for all the right reasons. Let’s see some of the compelling reasons to buy used books
1. Spend Wisely
Used books are obviously a lot more affordable than new books. While it may feel very overwhelming to be investing a considerable amount of money in getting new books, old and used books give you the info you need without having to go broke
. It is especially true if you decide to buy a stack of books at one time. Not only do you get to save a lot of money, but also you are able to save your time that way.
2. Save the Environment
Books are made from trees (the pages, of course, and the hardcover too unless it is made from plastic, or worse, metal), and that can be heavy on the environment. The more new editions and copies you will buy, the more trees it will take for the publisher to print new copies for sale, and that obviously increases carbon dioxide present in the country. If you are a climate activist or want to make the world a better place to live, then it is crucial to invest wisely and prefer
used books over new ones.
3. Enjoy the Searching Part
Bookworms know that the fun starts before they get to read the book: At the bookstore. The process of having to find a book of your interest is in itself a fascinating task. You get to see all kinds of books around you that leave you amazed. However, this process is slowed down when you have many copies of the same new book edition you want to buy. On the other hand, there are limited copies (mostly only one) of used books in a bookstore that amplifies the fun. You really have to dive into it to get the one that interests you the most.
4. Exercise First-Sale Right
The doctrine for the first-sale right
allows you to resell a used, copyrighted material such as used books. Unfortunately, there have been some misled interpretations regarding the use of digital
artwork and eBooks, but buying actually used books can help you to exercise your first-sale legal doctrine again. This way, you get to save your money, as well as the investment, which is relatively less.
5. Add Up to Your Info from Previous Notes
Previous readers may have left their notes on their books. They may have had highlighted some crucial points, written some critical issues of that book, and wrote additional notes to condense the information from the text to make it easy to comprehend. It can be especially helpful for
students who often attempt to memorize important points from books. Used books can give you a huge advantage with this.