Bookstore recycling,​ used books all around!

With World Book Day coming the day after tomorrow, there’s something that has to be said! Cultivating oneself is often expensive. Once you start stacking books in your arms, prices can add up very quickly without you noticing it until the very end!

Even if choosing the pocket format can help, accessing the book market at full price sadly isn’t for everyone. This is where the used books market comes in!

Recycle Bookstore is one of many actors of this market today, but started proposing used books over 40 years ago (1962)! Its concept is to sell thousands of books at low prices, from many different universes and about a lot of topics: Art, Science-Fiction, History, Science, classic literature, gardening…



Campbell’s kid section (above) and San Jose’s Art, History and Photography section (below)


The books proposed at the Bookstore  are donated or traded, so there’s always new ones to chose from.

Two bookstores are open, one in San Jose and one in Campbell (both in California), and both are pretty well-rated on Yelp! Of course, they propose different books on certain topics, but that’s one of the things that make those shops special!

What are the other things, will you ask?

Well, they also propose some DVDs and CDs, rare, signed or limited-edition books, friendly staff and… Cats.



Those cuties aren’t for sale, but you can enjoy their company while you wander around and browse the shelves looking for your next literature treasure!

So if you happen to drop by San Jose or Campbell, and if you’re not allergic to cat fur, don’t forget to check out those awesome book stores!

The digital book more expensive than the printed book?

a book icon on a screen representing a digital book The question remains unsettled. It would seem that the model business of the digital book is not still good establishes.

A blogger enjoied making a comparative study. In every case, the digital book is more expensive than paper book!

It is a real problem when we know, and we are placed well for the knowledge in the edition of books of blogs, that one of the main costs it is paper (60 % of the price in self-publishing, even if certainly the technique of printing is different).

What is interesting it is to deal with comments, debates and claiming of the Internet users, on the subject.

Between the ecology, the remuneration for the authors, the hacking, the boycott of the publishers. Everyone brings his own arguments. The digital debate vs paper extends in the infinity. But does the debate really exist? Each should have the choice of lira on the support of its choice, the whole being only a packaging of contents.

Should not the publishers and the booksellers more anticipate and to reposition with regard to this advance of the digital technology in their world, rather than to make understand, in a clarify way, that they are not still ready for the digital technology?