Second-hand books are way cheaper, so why do you need to buy a new copy of the book? Both will have the same contents anyway, so unless you are looking for something that has been recently published, it seems reasonable to prefer a second-hand book.
As long as the words are readable, I’m good. I even have one book where the pages are already falling apart, but I’m still ok with it because I can read the text. Sometimes second-hand books have surprises, like when my PJAM kabarkada, Johanna, bought a second-hand book, it turned out to have a signature from the author. My friend, Vinny, says that second-hand books have a certain charm–the well-loved pages caressed by repeated reading, the art and pictures of years gone by, the thoughts and fantasies of the authors of the past are all within that old book.
How about you? What do you love about second-hand books? Please leave a comment below!
For more about books, check out these links:
- The Books I Bought at the Floating Book Fair
- Sugar on a World: A Review of Mahdur Jaffrey’s Climbing the Mango Trees
- My Virtual Notebook: Writing Tips from Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark
Check out The REaD Hunter, an online bookstore that sells second-hand books through Facebook. We ship books all over Metro Manila and selected provinces in the Philippines. Orders made during the week are shipped every Saturday. We accept payment through MLhuillier and Gcash.
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