I often joke that I am studying a course in parenting, but when I take a look at the collection of books I have about parenting, early childhood development and early childhood education, and the fact that I’m always studying several books at the same time, it’s hard not to see that there is an underlying truth to that joke.
Many of the books I have bought have not easily been found in the bookstores at the time that I was searching for them so I had to purchase them online and have them shipped to me. I have had some of them specially ordered in through Kinokuniya, Times, MPH and Borders, but the rest have been purchased directly from Amazon Books, eBay and Acmamall being my usual sources. Most books are generally from Amazon because they have the biggest range. eBay has been good for sourcing certain rare books that are no longer in print, and Acmamall has been good for purchasing books with free shipping.
Recently, I discovered a new online source for books called The Book Depository which offers a large range of books and free delivery worldwide. Not only are most of the books cheaper than Amazon, but I don’t have to pay Amazon’s shipping fees, and I can use Paypal to pay for them. Some of these books can also be cheaper than purchasing the books through the local bookstores which can cost as much as Amazon plus shipping charges.
So the next time you’re looking for a book that you can’t find locally, you should try The Book Depository.