Do You Prefer New Or Used Books?
Either so long as I can buy it
Both. I buy new for my collections and used to read.
I have often wondered if used books could talk what type of things have they seen in homes?
both, but mostly new
I prefer new but end up with mostly library books or thrift books
Just books! New or old!
Whatever I can afford at the time. I like the oddball editions one finds in used books.
I love vintage books, but if they’re not 50-60 years old, I prefer new.
I prefer new because you have no worries about markings or damage to the book. But, there are cases where I have no choice but to get a used book because of the cost of the new book (such as when I was in university for both of my degrees, it was cheaper to get the used book), or because used is the only choice available.
Yes & Yes
I prefer new books. You never know where old books have been.
I like to be frugal so I have gotten books by trading with friends, buying them from the hospital auxiliary for $.50 to a dollar and checking them out at the library. I also will buy the Kindle inexpensive ones or get my free book on prime. That being said every once in a while I splurged for a new book especially if we are reading it and book club as I like to highlight it and do post it notes
I like to take notes too.
Used, with lots of underlining and margin notes.
I do that as well
New or in very good condition
Used – I like my books to have a little history to them, like they’ve been loved or had some sort of adventure to them already before finding sanctuary in my little stacks and shelves 🙂
? I agree it is fun to imagine what they have seen
New but I mostly get used because they’re so much cheaper.
New. I can tell a used book because the typed words wear out after several readings.
I like either – the only thing that matters is a good story # had a experience once where there was pages missing but that’s not a disaster you will never get over ???
Either one. I absolutely refuse to buy the new books because the prices are outrageous. So I buy the used ones whenever I can.
I rarely do as well. Why pay 24$ when I can get it for a buck
Either. I prefer hardcover.
I love new books but have bought a lot of used ones.
I get most of my books from Goodwill. But I also enjoy getting them from barns and Noble and Amazon
Any books as long as they aren’t dog eared or written in.
Both … If the new books are beyond my budget then I go for used books in good condition.
Used. They’re recycled books that have character. And very often you find little somethings from the previous owners. I love those little treasures.
I like to read both.
New books to own & used books for library use.
I prefer books.
New but I prefer the price of used
Does it matter?
I read both actually. Used books are great. I always annotate my books so I don’t mind that they’re used.
New for the newly published books, used for the price. I mostly buy used.
Both but I own more used than new because of price. But the last 3 books I’ve bought were new & thinking or buying 2 more new
For myself, I like new. Love that new book smell. But I also LOVE to browse used books stores for hours. Lots of hidden gems there. I’ve been known to buy piles of used books.
I like both of them
Depends on the state of the book. I like both but if there’s wrinkled or folded paper or stains on the pages i will not touch it And because I’m so picky I often go for new books or used – as good as new
Font matter the book should be in good shape
I don’t mind as long as the used book is in a decent readable state.
I love any kind of book
I don’t discriminate!? I love them all
I have a mixture of both. And it really depends. New books can be expensive, and used books can be in bad shape. someone could have a bunch of highlights in them, pen markets, annotations, and the book missing pages or falling apart. If the used books only has very few markings in it at the most, and it’s something that I like, I’ll buy it. Used books are much cheaper, but if there is no used book version, or the used book version is in too bad a shape, then I’ll buy new.
a book is a book but i want to hold them in my hand
My favorite: new. But not always possible.
Yes but prefer books to be in. Perfect condition
I prefer new books because of the smell and the idea of something new to be enjoyed. But I read both. Of course it depends on the state of the used one.
New, because they smell so good!
new but mostly buy used
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