August 5

Abebooks (US) Coupon Code: 10% Discount

Posted by on August 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Abebooks (US) Coupon Code: 10% Discount

Receive 10% off your order of books and more at AbeBooks. There is a maximum discount of $15 off your order.

Click here to shop @ Abebooks.com now

  • Coupon Code: E44GN9
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 14th August 2014

Abe Books is one of the really popular places to track down hard to find, out of print, rare edition, rare cover, or other used and new books. I have shopped there many times for textbooks and then again to add to my own book collection. I have also purchased gifts for others from Abe Books just because their price was the best. For a friend of mine’s birthday last year I purchased The Complete History of Middle Earth, which is a very expensive set to buy new. Even now you could get the complete set for about $125 US before coupon, which is a good deal for it.

Abe Books is a compendium of books from other sellers. Thus, shipping is per book and listed under the price of each book. If you are looking for cheaper books, it is worth looking at an individual seller’s inventory that interests you so you can combine shipping if they offer it. I found AbeBooks best for textbooks or large collections like the above one. It is a month away from university starting up again, and most book lists have been released. Do not wait until the last minute to purchase your textbooks. Many textbooks cost a couple hundred dollars and you can save a good chunk of money by using aggregates like Abe to buy cheaper. Sometimes you can find even the cheaper textbooks or novels for a couple dollars on Abe plus shipping. In the past, it has worked out to far cheaper than the bookstore.

I am indulging in my Neil Gaiman obsession lately by buying up his novels and piling them on to my read list. However, I would love to have a signed copy of one of his books. I found several signed copies to choose from at Abebooks including The Graveyard Book for $30 + $6 shipping. After coupon code, the book comes down to $27. I really enjoyed reading that book and I would like to have a signed copy of it. There are also signed copies of Anansi Boys available. All prices are in USD and books are shipped from outside Canada so duties may incur.

If you could have an autographed copy of any book, which book would you choose? Leave a comment below!

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January 27

AbeBooks (US): Free Shipping to Canada on Select Books

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

AbeBooks (US): Free Shipping to Canada on Select Books

AbeBooks now has a special search function where you can find just books that have free shipping to Canada.

There is no minimum purchase required. Just use the search engine and put in the book title, author, ISBN number, or whatever search terms you know and make sure to select the “free shipping to Canada” choice.

Now AbeBooks is a US website but it has a plethora of used and rare books. If you love reading then this promotion would be very useful. I recently purchased The History of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien for a friend of mine who is a major fan. I couldn’t find the set in stock in Canada and even the used copies cost over $200. I found it on AbeBooks from the UK for around $150 including shipping and the exchange rate. It was a fantastic buy and my friend was ecstatic!

If you are looking for something rare, out of print, or hard to find, then AbeBooks is a great place to shop. With this free shipping to Canada option you can find cheap books and not worry about the shipping cost cutting into your savings.

You still could be hit with duty and taxes if your order costs over $20. Thankfully, the big book set I mentioned above made it through customs without any additional charges.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 9

Places To Buy Used Textbooks

Posted by on August 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Places To Buy Used Textbooks

You can rent textbooks, you can buy textbooks. That is pretty much your two options. I see a LOT of students every year paying full price for their textbooks in the University Bookstore, when a little work on the computer, a credit card, and a few hours would be sufficient to get them massive discounts.

Here is a list of non-traditional places to buy textbooks, and some coupons to help out:

Chapters Canada

Buy new and used textbooks. Used often costs less, but shipping is a flat $6.49 per used book. Coupons won’t work on used textbooks.

  • Coupon Code: AUG2012
  • Discount: $5 off $30
  • Expiry: 31st, August 2012

Amazon Canada

Excellent place to buy textbooks, and the marketplace sellers can give you a great price on used and new textbooks as well.


Free shipping worldwide, for every book bought they donate a book, and good prices too. I bought two of my textbooks through them this year.

  • Coupon Code: BOOKS4GOOD
  • Discount: 10% off 2 or more used books
  • Expiry: Unknown


If any website is going to have your book, Alibris will. It works sorta like the Amazon marketplace with many sellers listed within it. You can search for books and buy from Alibris, or you can note the name of the seller and try to find out if it is cheaper through their own store (if they have one). Alibris has a plethora of coupons usually, here is just one:

  • Coupon Code: VOYAGE
  • Discount: $3 off $30
  • Expiry: Unknown


Also one of the giants, though I have never ordered from this one. They have a ton of used textbooks and are a great resource.

Book Depository

Free shipping worldwide. I personally have not ordered through them before, but I have relatives in Canada who have.

Awesome Books

UK based place, good for comparisons and you might score yourself a deal. Free shipping to Canada on orders of 2 books or more.


Go to your local Kijiji and shop. I have bought many a used textbook off of Kijiji, usually I can get decent prices, but do price compare because sometimes students are asking almost full price.

I hope this gives you a brief run down on what options are out there for buying textbooks. Usually it is far cheaper to buy your textbooks from these websites than your University’s bookstore.

Do note: Some of these are US websites, or UK websites. Customs/duty may apply. I would say 1 out of every 4 orders for textbooks I make from out of the country gets a duty charge. The money I save goes well above and beyond that, so I don’t mind.

I pretty much take a morning (usually the 1st of August) off and open many, many browser windows on my computer. I spend my time price comparing textbooks across all of these websites, and the textbook rental websites. I will be doing a post really soon on textbook rental websites, so keep your eyes peeled! I will tell you how much I spent on textbooks for a full 5 course semester!

Moosers, do you know of any good places to buy textbooks?

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