The economy is terrible. Yes,  yes, ‘thank you Captain Obvious,’ but with the climbing prices, shrinking wallets and budget cuts, it seems even our favorite libraries are feeling the pinch. Luckily,’s is here to share with us all how we can survive our disappearing libraries.

Derrick says she’s had to, “get smarter about where I look for books.” Here are some of her ideas:

Free books for eReaders


Thrift stores

Used book stores/used online

Interlibrary loan

Join a different library

Try university libraries

Book sales

Bargain sections at the bookstore

Flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, book fairs, free book boxes in the library, etc.

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