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I think I love BetterWorldBooks. I bought some books from there (Enemy of God -which I read in my phone I almost lose my eyes while doing it-, Azincourt and The Grail Books) and they were really, really cheap, something like $5 each. And the shipping is free. Free! I usually end up paying more for delivery than for the actual books, so this was a wonderful finding. And for each book you buy, they donate one to a literacy program, which makes me absurdly happy. And! You can contribute with a Carbon Offset Program, which is great, too. 

Anyway, I think this is a great option for people who buy lots of book like I do. 

Date: 2012-01-20 04:45 pm (UTC)
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That is like my favorite site to buy books from. Even the used/former library books they sell are in such good condition. And the prices/free shipping cannot be beat!

Date: 2012-01-20 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
IKR? All the books I got are used (one is from a library) and they are in a great condition. Because books are so expensive here (the publishing industry died here during the 90s and -almost- everything is imported now) I usually buy used books (I love spending an afternoon haunting books in small shops), so I know they can be in less than stellar conditions. These were great.

Date: 2012-01-20 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My mom showed me that site, actually. I think she's obsessed, haha. But with good reason! Definitely gonna look for some books there and of course gonna try to sell my textbooks there, too.

Date: 2012-01-20 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was directed there by a teacher. She was over the moon about it, too, lol.

Date: 2012-01-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you always buy books on the internet??? Don't you buy in your city? I thought there were a lot of good book stores in Bs As.

Date: 2012-01-20 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, I don0't always buy them online. And there's a ton of book stores here, you are right.

But many of the books I buy don't have Spanish versions and/or are not available here. Or are way too expensive because the publishing industry here went kaput in the 90s.

I usually buy European history books, mostly English or French history books. They aren't available here, most of the history books that are published in Argentina are about, well, our history. Some stuff is imported from Spain, but then again, not everything has a Spanish translation. I recently bought Sumption's The Hundred Years War and there's no translated version of that. Some stuff has Spanish versions, but are out of stock (like Hasting's The Construction of Nationhood).

I buy the classics here because they are available. Most of the books I have I bought them around. But my thesis subject (English national symbolism in the Middle Ages) requires books that I just can't get here. The same with fiction. The books I mentioned there? Only one reached Argentina and it's out of stock D:

So, yeah, it sucks when I try to buy something and I have to go online because my country's industry think that my tastes are irrelevant.

Date: 2012-01-20 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, that sucks, tell me about it. I'm always interested in something you can't get in here.

I had thought that was the reason why you bought online, besides there are way to many books that don't have Spanish translation and that sucks sooo bad.

So what about that site??? Do they really ship entirely for free??? would they really ship it like to Cordoba without charging????

Date: 2012-01-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it sucks. At least I like English history and there are some old books around. One of my friends is into Prussian history. Poor girl can't get a thing.

LOL, spell-checker it's telling me "Prussian" is not a word.

Yep, delivery is free. They shipped it to Buenos Aires, so I'm sure they'll ship to Córdoba. It's trough Correo Argentino, so it should be fine.

Date: 2012-01-20 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Prussian history. Wow! it sounds interesting but complicated xD Don't know why xD

I hope so, because I'm really intent on getting Libba Bray's book and to were I know it's no published in here so I'll buy it there. Only if the shipping is free, otherwise It'll cost me a hell of a lot.

Date: 2012-01-20 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, she wanted to do her thesis on Prussian-English diplomacy after 1885. She was told she's nuts D:

Date: 2012-01-20 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, honestly, she must be, now it sounds really, really complicated.

Date: 2012-01-20 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It kind of is. But it's fascinating when you think of all the connections between England and Prussia. But doing that from Argentina is nigh impossible.

Date: 2012-01-20 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh cool site! I'm gonna use that to buys books now~
Free shipping *0*

Date: 2012-01-20 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Free shipping is awesome, let me tell you.

Date: 2012-01-21 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, thanks for bringing my attention to this~! I'm definitely going to use this from now on. c:

Date: 2012-01-21 07:53 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome!

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