In My Mailbox is a weekly feature hosted by The Story Siren.
Four books arrived in my mailbox this week!
I decided to try BetterWorldBooks.com Bargain Bin Offer of 4 used books for $12 and am very pleased with my purchases.
I found some great hard to find titles in used hardcover (ex-library books) and look at the excellent condition they are in!
Those with a keen eye will notice 3 of those titles are by Australian authors – I am stocking my shelves in preparation for the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge.
The postage was very reasonable too, $3.97USD per book to Australia (or anywhere in the world). US residents get free postage – lucky things. [UPDATE: In late December 2010 Better World Books announced free-shipping worldwide from now on!]
I really liked the fact that as well as getting some great books I was also helping fund international literacy initiatives. According to their website, with the more than $8 million raised to date Better World Books has built schools, started libaries, trained teachers and provided scholarships. It’s nice to share the joy of reading at Christmas!