There are several advantages to buying a used book online. Most obviously, it costs lesser than a new one. An inexpensive book helps one save money at the same time it serves the purpose of owning a book that one long desired. And in turn the saved money can be used in buying a couple of more books. Which sounds like a great deal. Buying used books is something that is normally associated with garage sales and quaint little used bookstores tucked away in the corner of the shopping mall, not generally something that one would do over the internet. But sadly used bookstores seem to be closing down all over the country and while this is probably in part because of the prevalence of the internet, for many people buying used books online is becoming their only option in the search for new literature to read. Mostly what people did when buying used books from a second hand bookstore, was to pick up a book and read a few pages to see if they liked it before they decide to purchase it. Now, buying books online means that one can’t hold a book in their hand before they buy it, however, it does not mean they can’t read a bit of it before they actually decide to buy it. Most of the online booksellers in the world, allows a preview of the book in the browser before you buy it. They will show few random pages from the book or a chapter or two, so that one can read a few pages to help them decide. While not all books are available to do this, particularly older used books, almost every single book released in the last couple of years has this feature. Buying used books is a great way to save money, especially if a person is a voracious reader that requires one or two new books every week. If you search the internet a little, you might end up getting bundles of used books sent right to the doorstep for only a few dollars. There are always plenty of people who are selling off their old book collections, and prefer to sell them in bundle of books. These are the ways t get a stack of books for a great price with a little bit of research over the internet. To find a specific book could almost seem to seek treasure. Today, people can easily buy books over the internet and get their purchase at the door step without stride out in bookstores available in the market. Avid readers no longer have to search so relentlessly in libraries or bookstores to find a desired piece of literature. Having a widely available medium, which is internet, finding a book is not as difficult as it used to be. The internet provides a gateway to a wide range of resources of all kinds of books and allows the readers to enjoy the book sitting at the comfort of their home. Through the internet a person can even buy a masterpiece that can only be purchased from the other side of the globe. The biggest advantage of used books is their low prices. But when you buy books the condition of the book is the foremost thing to consider. One should check the books, especially to see that the books contain all the pages including the index at the time of delivery, and in case of any defect, these booksellers also offer a money back guarantee or an exchange for another book. It can be concluded that online bookstores have emerged as one of the most useful services which cater to their clients worldwide and help them get the books which are sold out or no longer available.