Better World Books is an online bookstore that offers free worldwide shipping. They offer new titles as well as used books and textbooks. They are affiliated with over 2300 college campuses and 3000 libraries. So far, they sold over 117 million books for $15 million, and put that into funding for literacy and education.
Book Depository offers over 14 million titles. They aim to increase their assortment of books in other languages as well. They are collaborating with Amazon.
The pricing can be displayed in many monetary units.
Amazon.com is an electronic commerce company that offers a wide variety of items, as well as books.
They offer e-books, as well as textbook rentals.
eBay is an e-commerce company that sells and holds auctions for a vide variety of items, as well as books.
The site has a filter that can show you which of the items can be shipped for free, as well as to which countries that particular seller ships their product.
Advanced Book Exchange is an online store that offers:
They have been founded in 1995, and lanunched in 1996, and are recognized by the UN as one of the world's leading commerce companies. They have various other sites, for other countries:
Barnes&Noble is an online bookstore that has one million books in stock. It offers:
The shipping details are:
Free for eligible items worth $25 or more, within the continental US.
Free express shipping that takes 1-3 business days on all eligible orders, within the continental US. This is only for B&N members.
International shipping charge for bulk orders is based on weight and destination of the shipment.
Powell's Books is a US-based online bookstore that offers:
They sometimes include codes for free shipping, however, that's only for domestic customers.
International shipping is not free.
Here are the details of their shipping methods.
Thrift Books is an online bookstore that offers all genres, but also rare books and collectibles. They ship worldwide, and are said to have the fastst international shipment of books.
Their shipping options are:
For the USA:
Standard shipping: 4-14 business days; for orders under $10 each - $0.99; orders $10 and above have free shipping
Expedited shipping: 5-8 business days; for orders under $10 each - $2.99; orders $10 and above - $2.99
2-day shipping: 2 business days; for orders under $10 each - $13.99; orders $10 and above -$13.99
For Canada and the UK:
Standard shipping: 15-20 business days; for each item $2.99
Expedited shipping: 5-10 business days; for each item $5.99
The rest of the world:
Standard shipping: 15-20 business days; for each item $4.99
Expedited shipping: 10-15 business days; for each item $9.99
Lowplex is a UK-based online book retaler that specializes in children's books, but also offers books for adults, in all genres. Their books are available as both physical copies and audiobooks.
They make international deliveries that take up to 30 days. They ship, however, 2-3 days within the UK.
Alibris is an online bookstore that offers:
Alibris has an online network of intependent booksellers. It has more than 150 million books, and 15 thousand booksellers in 65 countries.
They offer two kinds of shipping:
Standard international: it takes 3-4 weeks to ship; the fee is $14.99 for each item that is being shipped.
Priority international: it takes about 2 weeks for the shipment to arrive; the fee is $19.99 for each item that is being shipped.
Waterstone's is an online, UK based bookstore that offers:
They offer free shipping in the UK if the order exceeds £20.
They ship internationally; the fee for European countries is £8.50; the rest of the wold - £12.50. It takes 7-10 working days to dispatch. They, however, can't deliver to PO boxes.
They ship to:
Daedalus Books is an online bookstore that offers the residual, unsold new books, but you might want to give them a second chance. Their prices are really cheap, and you can get a discount of 10% if you sign up for their email list.
They are shipping worldwide, and the cost depends on the weight of the shipment. It might take 3-6 weeks for the shipment to arrive.
Booktopia is an online bookstore based in Australia, that offers:
Free shipping isn't available to everyone. Booktopia sends you an email when that option is available. During that time, you can pass the code to a third party (friend, family member, colleague, etc.). This is done because their shipping price is fixed, no matter how many things you order in one go. It's always $6.95.
This store offers their services only in Australia (including the rural areas) and New Zealand.
Audible is an Amazon online e-book store. It offers the first book for free! The monthly membership fee is $14.95. It has all genres, is available in foreign languages, and has a gift center. Preordering is also an option.
Even if you cancel the membership, your books stay.
Penguin Random House is an online store that offers 70 thousand new digital titles and 15 thousand printed editions each year.
They ship only in the US, and here are their shipping options:
Once you place your order, you won't be able to cancel it. You will automatically get a tracking number.
This company ships books to prisons.
Paperback Swap is an online bookstore that is a little different because it lets you swap books with other users on the site. If you have a book to offer, you list it on your profile. For each book you send, you get one credit. You can use that credit to request a book from someone else, or to get a discount for the books this store offers.
For registering on this site, you get two credits, which means two books free of charge.
The Strand is an online bookstore that offers a wide variety of books and media; they have audiobooks, as well as physical copies. They offer new books, old books, collectibles, rare books, out-of-print books, and signes copies. You can even sell your old books, but they are picky about that, even if the book is in good condition.
It is possible to preorder a signed copy of a book, and they offer a discount for that.
Their shipping options are:
For the USA:
Econony: $3.99 for the first item, and $0.99 for each additional book; 4-14 business days
Ground: $5.99 for the first item, and $0.99 for each additional book; 2-6 business days
Second Day Express: $9.99 for the first item, and $3.99 for each additional book; 2-3 business days
Next Day Express: $19.99 for the first item, and $6.99 for each additional book; 1 business day
Standard: $9.99 for the first item, and $9.99 for each additional book; 7-30 business days
Priority: $29.99 for the first item, and $9.99 for each additional book; 3-7 business days
The rest of the world:
Standard: $17.99 for the first item, and $8.99 for each additional book; 7-30 business days
Priority: $39.99 for the first item, and $19.99 for each additional book; 3-7 business days
Flipkart is an India-based online retailer that sells miscellaneous items, as well as books of all genres.
It operates only in India.
Audiobooks Now is an online audiobook store that offers both audiobook streaming and downlowading. Their app is free, and in-app purchases are available.
There are 2 pricing plans:
Both pricing plans offer one premium audiobook, and then you will have an access to many free public domain audiobooks.
Those plans can be reactivated, and you can switch between them.
It is supported on all platforms.
Available in: USA, Canada, UK, Australia.
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