We get a lot of feedback at World of Books. Most of it positive, some of it quizzical and a few things that we probably can’t share here.
Before we dive in here, it’s probably best to acknowledge that this post isn’t being written from an entirely neutral perspective. World of Books only sells second hand books, therefore an element of bias can’t be ruled out. However, even with that disclaimer, there’s still plenty to say in favour of used over new.
If you’re reading this now, there’s a fair chance that you have a reasonable love of books. Maybe you have a sizable collection, perhaps only a few select titles, you might even have gone to the dark side and started building your own digital library on an e-reader (only kidding). Books are a part of our identity, entertaining and educating us in equal measure.
1. “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part” – ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louise de Bernieres