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The Book People: They know about books!
Book People, the
Member Name: bungle82
Book People, the
Advantages: Great value books
Disadvantages: Not all books are available
I love reading and I buy a lot of books, and The Book People are one of my favourite companies to buy from.
Unlike Amazon they don't promise to stock every single book that has been released - instead concentrating on the most popular books.
You can buy online from the website or from their cute little mail order catalogue which gets sent out every few weeks, and the savings are huge with books sold at a fraction of the "high street" price. You can also buy in the workplace if a Book People van visits your place of work (This works by them leaving some books which people can buy and them then returning for the money a week or two later), although I prefer to use the catalogue or go online.
TV tie-ins, cookery books and children's books make up a big selection of their stock, although you will also find other gems too. They also specialise in book sets where you can get an entire series of books ridiculously cheap! Even cheaper than the normal books are "book ends" sold on the website - older books which they have a few copies left of.
P&P is free on orders over £25 or there is a selection of postage options to suit most people (including a single book rate of £1.95).
One of the things I really like about The Book People is that they reward customer loyalty. If you order more than 4 times in a 12 month period you become a points passport holder which entitles you to a free upgrade to priority postage on each order placed (worth £4.99 a time). Also, for every book you buy you earn book points which can be saved until you have enough points to buy a book.
If you use the website to place orders you can track them online and see when they've been dispatched and when they should arrive which is very handy if you;re impatient like me!
If you normally just use Amazon I would really recommend having a look at what the Book People have to offer as you may be very pleasantly surprised!
Summary: Well worth a look if it's a popular book you're after!