Options. We, as readers, have so many options when it comes to buying our books. Me? I'll buy a book from any place that has them, even a gas station, but I do have favorite places depending on what I'm looking for. Each avenue has pros and cons: Retail stores (Target, Walmart, grocery/drug stores) tend to have a limited range when it comes to paranormal fiction, especially if the content is on the racy side, unless it's a big name. I have a secret love affair with bookstores (Barnes and Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks), but it can be difficult to work a trip into my daily routine and I could spend hours browsing the shelves. Online retailers (Amazon, BAMM, book clubs) have the best deals but I dislike waiting and paying for shipping. So basically I shop whenever and wherever I can- which can be confusing when I'm trying not to dent the checkbook too badly or I'm not sure what titles and authors I'm looking for. What's a book addict to do?
Where do you shop for books? What secret shopping tips can you share with the class? How often do you shop for books- weekly, monthly?