Top Ten Tips: Where To Get The Best Business Books Now!
There are many places where you can get books, and I do not pretend to know all of them. I have listed some of my favorites below. I hope they inspire you to find a way to read a new book or five!
Readers Make Leaders!
My first recommendation is to borrow the books from the library and buy the ones that make a difference in your life. The ones listed above are the ones that have made a difference in MY life, so they may not be the ones you buy. In case you want to buy them, I have listed a few places where you can buy them near you or online.
For those of us who are “too busy” to read books, my second recommendation will make things easier for you. Listen to books, instead of reading them. As Zig Ziglar says, “Your car is your university.” Insert bus / train / plane and you will get the picture. That time you spend traveling you can be learning. If you listen to 30 minutes of books a day, think about how much more knowledgeable you will be than the person who listens to local speakers talking about the TV show you didn’t see last night!
To listen to the books, the easiest thing I have found (besides getting CDs or tapes from the library) is Audible.com. If you don’t have time to READ books, get a subscription from Audible.com. Get the newest books and the most interesting books here.
Simply Audio Books.com
I just found out about this from a good friend of mine, and it looks great – rent all the audiobooks you want for $ 19.95 a month. It’s like a personal leadership library where you can get what you want and then give it back. Netflix for audiobooks. What a great idea, especially if you don’t have a library or bookseller nearby.
800CEOREAD.com – A bookstore with attitude, based right here in good old Milwaukee. The “Keen Thinker” selections are worth their weight in gold, the “Jack Covert Selects” books are almost always a solid choice in my opinion.
Half Price Books – I’m not sure if they’re in your area, but we have 4 or 5 here in Milwaukee, and I often find the books I want in great condition – you guessed it, half price! I’ve even found autographed copies of books here (still half price). And if you subscribe to their newsletter (they will not spam you), you will get additional special discounts that are not available to the general public.
Buy used books on Half.com for less. You can even find a few for a dollar, or even ONE PENNY (plus shipping and handling, of course). I highly recommend looking for other people’s used books here, because it’s simple, easy, and affordable, even at $ 2.49 for shipping. Bonus: link directly to eBay for the latest business book auctions.
Barnes & Noble
Why do I recommend Barnes & Noble, over Borders or any other chain? Because they have a preferred customer plan, where for about $ 15 a year, I can get a discount on everything I buy in the store. Also, I LOVE their new music listening stations (I never buy music from them, but that’s because they think $ 15.98 is a fair price for a CD).
Yes, I have to include Amazon.com because not only can you get new books from them, you can also buy used books and I often find the book I couldn’t find at my local library for just a dollar or two.
Your local thrift store
You can buy some vintage classics at your local thrift store for a few dollars or less if you’re lucky. Make friends with the people who work there, and they will tell you on which days they brought out new things and maybe they will bring you some of the best.