I was really surprised when I went to my favorite used book store about a month ago. The prices have gone so high that I can't afford to buy books there anymore. I noticed that the prices were steadily getting higher but not as high as I found them to be now. There was always a few used book stores that dealt in very expensive rare edition hard covers as well as very well cared for books catering to a more eclectic taste, but the book store I liked was a non profit that gets most all of their books as donations. So when I see them selling paperbacks on average at $7 I am a little put out. I buy a lot of books for my mother since she can't get to the library anymore. She has a limited lifestyle now and she reads a lot. Its hard to keep up with her, I can't find her inexpensive books fast enough. So I've had to get creative in my book finding. Generally non profits are still a good bet, depending on which one. Thankfully I run into enough different venues to keep my mother supplied. I am amazed at the quality of some of the books I've found. I still prefer to have a hard copy than an e-reader and I hope that print doesn't go out of style. Anyone else know where you can find a good variety of books for a minimal charge?