I discovered a gem in Florence today! There is a used bookstore on Darby Drive called Ariana’s Book Exchange. It is an amazing little store with a buy/trade/sell program and decent rates.
I bought The Pact by Jodi Picoult for $8.00 and it is in great condition. They have cheaper prices than that, though, with cardboard boxes marked $1 or $2 sitting in each aisle. I didn’t have time to dig through those, but I will next time!
Every book is 50% off what it was brand new (whatever is marked on the book) plus $0.25. If you read a book and want to bring it back, you get 25% of what you paid for the book in store credit. They also buy or trade books if you have any you want to get rid of (I have a pile I will be taking the next time I go).
Do you have a used bookstore in your area?