Personally, I use libraries to read most of the books I want. It is cheaper on me to do this than to go out and buy books. I know some people don’t like it because its borrowed books and anything could happen. But I have had no issues borrowing books. They personally check each book as it comes in at my library which makes me feel safe from things that could come from someones home.
This isn’t everyone’s forte. But if I do buy books unless I want a certain new book I also go to a used bookstore. This is where I can get, usually, a good condition book for a better price. Sometimes people get brand new books and then right when they are done take it to a used bookstore.
Tell me what you prefer in the comments below!