how to buy cheap books ethically

Never pay full price for a new book! Don't feed the corporate beast of book selling! Instead, use Ethical Book Search (embedded below). It will provide the lowest price on both new and used books (usually better than Amazon) from retailers with strong social and environmental track records!

Search a book by ISBN, title, and/or author here to see what's available:

how to read books for free (legally from the library)


Internet Archive's Open Library is a public library serving everyone on the internet. It is the largest legal source e-books and audiobooks available online.

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Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free.

physical books

WorldCat searches all public and private libraries in the world (including the Open Library). It will give you results from both physical and online libraries. Note that WorldCat partners with BetterWorldBooks to provide a purchase option for most books, but BetterWorldBooks is included in the Ethical Book Search above, so if you're looking to puchase, start with Ethical Book Search. is a global catalog of library materials. You can search for books, music, video, articles and much more at libraries near you.

And while you're checking out at your local public library, ask them if they have an app that allows you to check out e-books and audiobooks from the comfort of your home. Even the tiny local library in my hometown has an excellent selection of digital books available online!

more ethical source of audiobooks

xigxag is a place to buy audiobooks. There's no subscription required, but the more books you buy per year, the cheaper they get. The selection isn't as great as Audible, but you can rest easier at night with this app.

how to discover and review books online

Sharing this site is difficult for me because the site is owned and operated as a subsidiary of Amazon, and it is a social media site. However, the site itself is not optimized to be addictive or polarizing. The newsfeed actually consists of all the updates from all the people you follow, and all discussion is mediated through book reviews and private messages. Overall, Goodreads is one of my favorite sites on the internet.

Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations!

my favorite books

To wrap up, here's a list of my favorite books with my reviews on Goodreads (in no particular order):

my favorite books (in no particular order)

Wonderful book! The characters beautifully highlight the quintessence of human nature without a wasted word. The plot and writing style, contrary to what I've been told, are quickly paced and energetic. The pain, more specifically the em...
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
This book is hard to read. It's not long. The vocabulary isn't difficult. The problem is that Foster tried to force me into a new way of seeing the world. The first time I read this book, I dismissed it. As other reviews have said, I t...
The Time It Never Rained
Possibly one of the best books I've ever read. I knew Mr. Kelton before he died and he told me this is one of his favorite books. I can't believe it took me this long before I read it. I could not give this book a higher recommendation. ...