Hi Daisy. I have been wanting to read a lot of books but I found that money isn't that easy. Because of that, I searched for second hand bookstores and I literally get lost. I can't really find a familiar author and I have bought books that were not really good before. Can you share some tips on buying books from second hand shops?
A lot of second hand book shops will have either an online database or a super clued-on employee who will be able to help you out! Either go in with a list of books - classics are an easy bet to start - and authors, show them to someone and see what they have, or ask a staff member to recommend you some titles based on your favourites & books you’ve enjoyed before!
You should also try not to get too many books of the same genre when you’re buying secondhand, as it can be off-putting if you do end up with a dud or two, you’re going to be less inclined to enjoy similar titles/authors once you’ve been disappointed. If you pick up a dystopian novel, walk to the ‘history’ section next, then maybe delve into philosophy, plus some vampire fiction. You’re going to walk away feeling more satisfied if you have a range to choose from once you get home, I think. x