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ThriftBooks: New & Used Books

ThriftBooks: New & Used Books

Thrift Books Global, LLC.

Shop over 13 million new and used books at up to 80% off list price

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  • img Community
    No one said college was going to be easy. Add the stress, hassles, and the fact that you'd likely need more than 1 text for some courses, can leave you overwhelmed. An alternative to spending all that money would come in handy, especially if it's cheap and resourceful.
    img by Mark
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I love going to thrift stores and used bookstores because you never know what you're going to find. But with the pandemic in 2020 and now going into 2021, this app has truly been a lifesaver. It's handy for finding those hard-to-find books that you remember growing up.
    img by Sharon
    7 months ago
  • Thriftbooks is great! Sep 18, 2020

    By boonenralph
    I LOVE thriftbooks for their incredible prices and large selection. Their customer service is great, every time I’ve had an issue they have resolved it quickly and satisfactorily! The only reason for 4 stars is their quality control is SO unpredictable. I’ve ordered a book in “acceptable” condition (the worst condition out of their options) and the book arrived in brand new, untouched condition. On the other hand, I’ve ordered a book in “like new” condition (their top quality option) and received a 30 year old edition that was falling apart and covered in stains. This unfortunately happens often here. A lot of library books slip through the cracks too (there is an indicator on the website that tells you if you’re purchasing a used library book). Multiple times I have ordered a book not specified to be library, and I receive a library book. I’ve also twice received “unedited proof” copies of books. Like I said at the beginning, their customer service is incredible and has always sent me replacements or refunds if replacements are not available. I will never stop ordering from thriftbooks, but the unpredictable condition of books is very frustrating.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Sajim Duri
    First time using ThriftBooks. I ordered 6 books that were all rated acceptable condition. I couldn't have been happier. The order was completely correct and arrived together. I ordered Mass Market publications, half had minor spine damage like it's been read before, but I'm just going to read it and likely bend the spine anyways. Definitely will use the site again.
  • Great App for Avid Readers Dec 27, 2020

    By libitts
    I found this website/app during COVID lockdown. I usually either buy books used from Goodwill or rent from the library, neither of which was a good option for COVID. My library is also kinda hard to get to, and unless you’re just looking for any book to read, is hard to find specific books. I love this app even more than Goodwill or the library! I love that I can find pretty much any book on here, even if it’s new, and I can choose what kind of book (paper or hardback) and the range of pricing. I even found a college textbook or two that I needed. To make it even better, the company supports several charities and offers good employee benefits, or at least they claim to on their website:). And you get free shipping on orders over $10, which, let’s be real, is super easy to achieve when the books are usually around $5. Every purchase gives you points and once you get a certain amount of points, you get a free book under $5, plus shipping. I wish I knew about this in high school, it would have made finding the required reading much easier and cheaper. I highly recommend this app to anyone who doesn’t mind a pre loved book and who loves to read.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Lusetta Fawn
    I've ordered several books from this app and they have all arrived in a timely fashion in amazing condition. The books are very reasonably priced and always look good when they arrive. There's a wide variety to choose from and they're guaranteed to have something you'll like and just about anything you could be looking for. It's an easy to use app and is overall a 10\10.
  • Great low prices, just two things Jun 27, 2019

    By 826520
    I would like to start off by saying that this app is absolutely amazing! I love how low priced the books are and that you can choose from new, like new, very good, good, and acceptable, choosing the price and quality. I will say, when it says good, I was expecting better, but everyone is different so be careful when choosing. Just a suggestion to make the app better, you should have a category for recommend, like how there’s romance, fiction, young adult, sci-fi, and many more, you should add a recommended for you based off previous purchases and your wish list. Once again, just a suggestion. The only other thing I have noticed is that the app loads a lot slower than the website, so it’s not my WiFi, but the app. Just these minor adjustments would make this app 100% better.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By Sorcerer Dad
    My sister recommended this app to me. Obviously we both enjoy books & love reading. I've ordered 5 books from this app so far. The books took between 6 to 9 days to be delivered (via the US Post Office)after I ordered. The prices on the app are excellent! Great deals. Only 1 of the 5 books I ordered was heavily used. The rest looked fairly new. The app itself could use a bit of fine tuning. There's no recommendations based on what you look at or buy. I definitely recommend this app!
  • I absolutely love this app and site! Jul 3, 2019

    By Britainmichelle
    Not only do you get books for cheap (they are used. Other than the ones labeled as new), but there are so many extra perks as well. First off, when buying a book, you have a number of choices of their quality rating new to poor. You also have choices of hardback, paperback, library binding, etc. Obviously the better the quality, the more they cost. I usually get great or good which are about $4-$5. The new books are usually a little about $10 but that’s still a lot cheaper than you would get it anywhere else. I can’t remember if you need to make a profile to buy anything but I don’t think you do. If you do make one though, your purchases give you points, the more you buy the more points you get. Once you hit a certain number of points, you get awarded with a free book. Also, when it is your birthday month, they will email you a notification telling you you can get a free book then too! It’s absolutely amazing! On my latest purchase I bought nine books for only about $25 dollars! Which reminds me, if you buy (if I remember correctly) $10 worth of books, you get free shipping and tax! You may get free tax no matter what but I wouldn’t know bc I always buy at least a few books at a time. Even if you’re just looking for one book, I would say it’s definitely worth spending an extra buck or two on another book that you’re eyeing just to get free shipping and tax. I love this app/site!!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Karen Page
    I love thrift books! The app tells you the condition and binding of the books. Not just hardback or paperback. This makes it easy to shop. In my experience, the condition errs on the side of caution. Acceptable in the app is always going to be better than acceptable on eBay. In addition, you can see what edition the books are. Although I'm not a collector of first editions, they are listed as well. It's also been easy to keep track of and use my rewards.
  • Thriftbooks is great! Sep 18, 2020

    By boonenralph
    I LOVE thriftbooks for their incredible prices and large selection. Their customer service is great, every time I’ve had an issue they have resolved it quickly and satisfactorily! The only reason for 4 stars is their quality control is SO unpredictable. I’ve ordered a book in “acceptable” condition (the worst condition out of their options) and the book arrived in brand new, untouched condition. On the other hand, I’ve ordered a book in “like new” condition (their top quality option) and received a 30 year old edition that was falling apart and covered in stains. This unfortunately happens often here. A lot of library books slip through the cracks too (there is an indicator on the website that tells you if you’re purchasing a used library book). Multiple times I have ordered a book not specified to be library, and I receive a library book. I’ve also twice received “unedited proof” copies of books. Like I said at the beginning, their customer service is incredible and has always sent me replacements or refunds if replacements are not available. I will never stop ordering from thriftbooks, but the unpredictable condition of books is very frustrating.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Sajim Duri
    First time using ThriftBooks. I ordered 6 books that were all rated acceptable condition. I couldn't have been happier. The order was completely correct and arrived together. I ordered Mass Market publications, half had minor spine damage like it's been read before, but I'm just going to read it and likely bend the spine anyways. Definitely will use the site again.
  • Great App for Avid Readers Dec 27, 2020

    By libitts
    I found this website/app during COVID lockdown. I usually either buy books used from Goodwill or rent from the library, neither of which was a good option for COVID. My library is also kinda hard to get to, and unless you’re just looking for any book to read, is hard to find specific books. I love this app even more than Goodwill or the library! I love that I can find pretty much any book on here, even if it’s new, and I can choose what kind of book (paper or hardback) and the range of pricing. I even found a college textbook or two that I needed. To make it even better, the company supports several charities and offers good employee benefits, or at least they claim to on their website:). And you get free shipping on orders over $10, which, let’s be real, is super easy to achieve when the books are usually around $5. Every purchase gives you points and once you get a certain amount of points, you get a free book under $5, plus shipping. I wish I knew about this in high school, it would have made finding the required reading much easier and cheaper. I highly recommend this app to anyone who doesn’t mind a pre loved book and who loves to read.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Lusetta Fawn
    I've ordered several books from this app and they have all arrived in a timely fashion in amazing condition. The books are very reasonably priced and always look good when they arrive. There's a wide variety to choose from and they're guaranteed to have something you'll like and just about anything you could be looking for. It's an easy to use app and is overall a 10\10.
  • Great low prices, just two things Jun 27, 2019

    By 826520
    I would like to start off by saying that this app is absolutely amazing! I love how low priced the books are and that you can choose from new, like new, very good, good, and acceptable, choosing the price and quality. I will say, when it says good, I was expecting better, but everyone is different so be careful when choosing. Just a suggestion to make the app better, you should have a category for recommend, like how there’s romance, fiction, young adult, sci-fi, and many more, you should add a recommended for you based off previous purchases and your wish list. Once again, just a suggestion. The only other thing I have noticed is that the app loads a lot slower than the website, so it’s not my WiFi, but the app. Just these minor adjustments would make this app 100% better.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By Sorcerer Dad
    My sister recommended this app to me. Obviously we both enjoy books & love reading. I've ordered 5 books from this app so far. The books took between 6 to 9 days to be delivered (via the US Post Office)after I ordered. The prices on the app are excellent! Great deals. Only 1 of the 5 books I ordered was heavily used. The rest looked fairly new. The app itself could use a bit of fine tuning. There's no recommendations based on what you look at or buy. I definitely recommend this app!
  • I absolutely love this app and site! Jul 3, 2019

    By Britainmichelle
    Not only do you get books for cheap (they are used. Other than the ones labeled as new), but there are so many extra perks as well. First off, when buying a book, you have a number of choices of their quality rating new to poor. You also have choices of hardback, paperback, library binding, etc. Obviously the better the quality, the more they cost. I usually get great or good which are about $4-$5. The new books are usually a little about $10 but that’s still a lot cheaper than you would get it anywhere else. I can’t remember if you need to make a profile to buy anything but I don’t think you do. If you do make one though, your purchases give you points, the more you buy the more points you get. Once you hit a certain number of points, you get awarded with a free book. Also, when it is your birthday month, they will email you a notification telling you you can get a free book then too! It’s absolutely amazing! On my latest purchase I bought nine books for only about $25 dollars! Which reminds me, if you buy (if I remember correctly) $10 worth of books, you get free shipping and tax! You may get free tax no matter what but I wouldn’t know bc I always buy at least a few books at a time. Even if you’re just looking for one book, I would say it’s definitely worth spending an extra buck or two on another book that you’re eyeing just to get free shipping and tax. I love this app/site!!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Karen Page
    I love thrift books! The app tells you the condition and binding of the books. Not just hardback or paperback. This makes it easy to shop. In my experience, the condition errs on the side of caution. Acceptable in the app is always going to be better than acceptable on eBay. In addition, you can see what edition the books are. Although I'm not a collector of first editions, they are listed as well. It's also been easy to keep track of and use my rewards.
  • Great Company!! Great Customer Service!! Apr 8, 2020

    By jhite0145
    This company offers so many books and at such great prices. I have read quite a few bad reviews on the quality of the books. I am not very interested with the quality as much as the price myself, but even the cheapest book quality is pretty good quality! I love the points system used in the app that allows you to get free books after a certain amount of purchases. Shipping isn’t particularly fast around 4 or 5 days is pretty standard though. I have only had one issue with the books not being shipped to my home. When I contacted customer service they gave me a full refund and told me if the books end up showing up to keep them free of charge. It was an incredibly nice jester, especially when it ended up being the post office’s fault not theirs. I highly recommend buying through Thrift Books!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By april Turner
    I love this app. They always have any book I am looking for. I gave 4 stars because in the beginning it was easy to earn free books. I've ordered probably $500 on books with this app and have just noticed that I earn less and less free books and they require bigger orders every time. I just placed a $32 order and only got half way to a free book.
  • Aug 10, 2021

    By Matt Stewart
    The app works fine. I've only ordered books from this site once. Books came pretty quickly, but they were completely wrong. Not even close. I got picture books when I ordered specific short stories. I contacted customer service immediately, and still have not heard back after several days. I am VERY hesitant to order more books. I'll probably just support another book store. Good thing I paid with a service where I can request my money back. Can't even get the genera right.
  • Thriftbooks=Great! App=Disappointment Jun 13, 2021

    By Apollo Jones
    *NOTE* My review is not of THRIFTBOOKS, but of the THRIFTBOOKS APP. The app is trash, but thriftbooks as a whole is great, and worth checking out online if you’re new to them. I love Thriftbooks, and while they’re not always the best price for certain books, I’ve never had a problem with the quality of books I’ve received, and the prices are often far better than anywhere else online. They’re decent books for good prices. You can choose the quality of book for a variant of prices, add books to a wishlist and opt for notifications when the books you’d like are available. However, their app is trash. While the app was severely buggy before, now it won’t even load. It times out and crashes before I even get the option to log in. I don’t want to have to go onto the internet, load up their website, and re-log in every time I want to glance at my wishlist and tell my friends. It’s not worth the time, and the mobile website is frustrating to navigate. I talk about books A LOT, and the app used to be so convenient. Now, it’s entirely unusable. I’ve tried redownloading the app multiple times on multiple different occasions, and the same thing always happens. It is entirely compatible with my phone, and nothing has fixed it. All I can hope is that this bug will be repaired soon! In summary: the app isn’t worth it. Check out and order your books on the website, when you happen to be seated at a computer.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By Moonlight
    I have now received at least three DVDs from Thriftbooks that are so damaged they won't play. It's a hassle to make a complaint. Not user friendly at all. For books, it's fine, but for movies and music, forget it. They'll cheat you.
  • Aug 18, 2021

    By Heather S.
    I've been using thriftbooks for YEARS. Today I try logging into the website and even try the app and both say error 403 forbidden! This is very sudden as I could access the site a few days ago.
  • img Community
    No one said college was going to be easy. Add the stress, hassles, and the fact that you'd likely need more than 1 text for some courses, can leave you overwhelmed. An alternative to spending all that money would come in handy, especially if it's cheap and resourceful.
    img by Mark
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I love going to thrift stores and used bookstores because you never know what you're going to find. But with the pandemic in 2020 and now going into 2021, this app has truly been a lifesaver. It's handy for finding those hard-to-find books that you remember growing up.
    img by Sharon
    7 months ago

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  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Sajim Duri
    First time using ThriftBooks. I ordered 6 books that were all rated acceptable condition. I couldn't have been happier. The order was completely correct and arrived together. I ordered Mass Market publications, half had minor spine damage like it's been read before, but I'm just going to read it and likely bend the spine anyways. Definitely will use the site again.
  • Great App for Avid Readers Dec 27, 2020

    By libitts
    I found this website/app during COVID lockdown. I usually either buy books used from Goodwill or rent from the library, neither of which was a good option for COVID. My library is also kinda hard to get to, and unless you’re just looking for any book to read, is hard to find specific books. I love this app even more than Goodwill or the library! I love that I can find pretty much any book on here, even if it’s new, and I can choose what kind of book (paper or hardback) and the range of pricing. I even found a college textbook or two that I needed. To make it even better, the company supports several charities and offers good employee benefits, or at least they claim to on their website:). And you get free shipping on orders over $10, which, let’s be real, is super easy to achieve when the books are usually around $5. Every purchase gives you points and once you get a certain amount of points, you get a free book under $5, plus shipping. I wish I knew about this in high school, it would have made finding the required reading much easier and cheaper. I highly recommend this app to anyone who doesn’t mind a pre loved book and who loves to read.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Lusetta Fawn
    I've ordered several books from this app and they have all arrived in a timely fashion in amazing condition. The books are very reasonably priced and always look good when they arrive. There's a wide variety to choose from and they're guaranteed to have something you'll like and just about anything you could be looking for. It's an easy to use app and is overall a 10\10.
  • I absolutely love this app and site! Jul 3, 2019

    By Britainmichelle
    Not only do you get books for cheap (they are used. Other than the ones labeled as new), but there are so many extra perks as well. First off, when buying a book, you have a number of choices of their quality rating new to poor. You also have choices of hardback, paperback, library binding, etc. Obviously the better the quality, the more they cost. I usually get great or good which are about $4-$5. The new books are usually a little about $10 but that’s still a lot cheaper than you would get it anywhere else. I can’t remember if you need to make a profile to buy anything but I don’t think you do. If you do make one though, your purchases give you points, the more you buy the more points you get. Once you hit a certain number of points, you get awarded with a free book. Also, when it is your birthday month, they will email you a notification telling you you can get a free book then too! It’s absolutely amazing! On my latest purchase I bought nine books for only about $25 dollars! Which reminds me, if you buy (if I remember correctly) $10 worth of books, you get free shipping and tax! You may get free tax no matter what but I wouldn’t know bc I always buy at least a few books at a time. Even if you’re just looking for one book, I would say it’s definitely worth spending an extra buck or two on another book that you’re eyeing just to get free shipping and tax. I love this app/site!!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Karen Page
    I love thrift books! The app tells you the condition and binding of the books. Not just hardback or paperback. This makes it easy to shop. In my experience, the condition errs on the side of caution. Acceptable in the app is always going to be better than acceptable on eBay. In addition, you can see what edition the books are. Although I'm not a collector of first editions, they are listed as well. It's also been easy to keep track of and use my rewards.
  • Great Company!! Great Customer Service!! Apr 8, 2020

    By jhite0145
    This company offers so many books and at such great prices. I have read quite a few bad reviews on the quality of the books. I am not very interested with the quality as much as the price myself, but even the cheapest book quality is pretty good quality! I love the points system used in the app that allows you to get free books after a certain amount of purchases. Shipping isn’t particularly fast around 4 or 5 days is pretty standard though. I have only had one issue with the books not being shipped to my home. When I contacted customer service they gave me a full refund and told me if the books end up showing up to keep them free of charge. It was an incredibly nice jester, especially when it ended up being the post office’s fault not theirs. I highly recommend buying through Thrift Books!
  • Read More. Spend Less. Jul 24, 2019

    By The Real CoCo Butter
    That’s the motto, and I’ve been able to get books I’ve been wanting to read at a huge fraction of the cost. Even books that are posted as “Like New” are less than $5. Hardcover, too. I recently got a $50 gift certificate and was able to buy 12 hardcover books, whereas if I had bought them new, in paperback, I would’ve been able to get maybe 5. I’ve recently ordered 2 “Acceptable” books, and have yet to receive them, but there’s a list of what each rating means, so you’ll have an idea of what you’re purchasing. The app, itself, is basically a shortcut to the website, which is fine because with the app, you get 100 points towards a free book with your first app purchase. I’ve already redeemed one free book and looking forward to redeeming more. Thanks you, ThriftBooks.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By Lisa Harris
    I love this app/store so much! I never buy a book without checking here first and it is usually a fraction of the price I can find it elsewhere. Shipping is fast, free when you purchase $10+, and you earn points for free books.
  • Aug 17, 2021

    By Lissa Tarbet
    This app is awesome. Never had problems ordering or receiving my purchases. Love the fact I can by 2 or even 3 books for the price of one at other retailers. And, there is rewards to get a free book. Highly recommend
  • GET THIS APP!!! Oct 10, 2019

    By Nuniebear8
    I don’t think I could recommend a better way of buying books! Especially new books that have just come out and are WAY over priced! Thriftbooks will sell them in New, Like New, Very Good, Good and Acceptable conditions. They also sell some DVDs or audio versions of the books you love! And after your shopping cart hits $10 your shipping is free! That must be a crime!? And after you buy a certain amount of books, you get a free book! It only took me about 2 orders from Thriftbooks and then on my second order I was able to get a free book! It was awesome! 10/10 would recommend this app a thousand times over! I got all of my favorite books that I’ve been wanting over the years in just 2 orders! And I intend to get more.
  • Thriftbooks is great! Sep 18, 2020

    By boonenralph
    I LOVE thriftbooks for their incredible prices and large selection. Their customer service is great, every time I’ve had an issue they have resolved it quickly and satisfactorily! The only reason for 4 stars is their quality control is SO unpredictable. I’ve ordered a book in “acceptable” condition (the worst condition out of their options) and the book arrived in brand new, untouched condition. On the other hand, I’ve ordered a book in “like new” condition (their top quality option) and received a 30 year old edition that was falling apart and covered in stains. This unfortunately happens often here. A lot of library books slip through the cracks too (there is an indicator on the website that tells you if you’re purchasing a used library book). Multiple times I have ordered a book not specified to be library, and I receive a library book. I’ve also twice received “unedited proof” copies of books. Like I said at the beginning, their customer service is incredible and has always sent me replacements or refunds if replacements are not available. I will never stop ordering from thriftbooks, but the unpredictable condition of books is very frustrating.
  • Great low prices, just two things Jun 27, 2019

    By 826520
    I would like to start off by saying that this app is absolutely amazing! I love how low priced the books are and that you can choose from new, like new, very good, good, and acceptable, choosing the price and quality. I will say, when it says good, I was expecting better, but everyone is different so be careful when choosing. Just a suggestion to make the app better, you should have a category for recommend, like how there’s romance, fiction, young adult, sci-fi, and many more, you should add a recommended for you based off previous purchases and your wish list. Once again, just a suggestion. The only other thing I have noticed is that the app loads a lot slower than the website, so it’s not my WiFi, but the app. Just these minor adjustments would make this app 100% better.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By Sorcerer Dad
    My sister recommended this app to me. Obviously we both enjoy books & love reading. I've ordered 5 books from this app so far. The books took between 6 to 9 days to be delivered (via the US Post Office)after I ordered. The prices on the app are excellent! Great deals. Only 1 of the 5 books I ordered was heavily used. The rest looked fairly new. The app itself could use a bit of fine tuning. There's no recommendations based on what you look at or buy. I definitely recommend this app!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By april Turner
    I love this app. They always have any book I am looking for. I gave 4 stars because in the beginning it was easy to earn free books. I've ordered probably $500 on books with this app and have just noticed that I earn less and less free books and they require bigger orders every time. I just placed a $32 order and only got half way to a free book.
  • Aug 10, 2021

    By Barb
    Very bad for Non Fiction books. Half the time the condition is listed as like new or very good but I get books that half the pages have notes, highlighted sections and underlined portions. I get credit but I have to wait for the books to come from elsewhere . Great for fiction.
  • Love it! Jan 8, 2019

    By nuggetfries99
    I LOVE thriftbooks! They have almost every book. I’m an avid reader and especially love the Fear Street series by RL Stine that was written from the late 80’s into the late 90’s, and are not sold in book stores. Thriftbooks had every single book in the series and now I have all 64! Another great thing is that, in the event that they ship you an incorrect item, you can keep it AND they’ll send you your missing item free of charge. My only complaints are that 1. Sometimes a book cover you received will be different from the book cover you selected while ordering and 2. ‘Acceptable’ condition ($3.79) is sometimes poor condition, with torn covers and ripped pages. ‘Good’ condition is only 20¢ more expensive, at $3.99. Overall though, I’d pick Thriftbooks over any other book retail store (:
  • Good but needs some work. Oct 26, 2018

    By Ogxbrii💫✨
    I like this company! And I would recommend it to many people. I have purchased most of my books from here, and it has helped me out a lot when it comes to saving money. I would’ve given this a 5/5 but I don’t agree with being sold items that are severely damaged. I think it’s unethical and shouldn’t be given to someone else. I understand that there are different conditions to choose from. Such as new, like new, good, and acceptable. What’s acceptable or good to someone else might not fit my expectation(s) or others. So whenever you guys order something please be sure to pay attention to the conditions. Other than that happy shopping (:
  • Good books but... Jun 28, 2020

    By Historyguy00
    The app seems to be having an issue loading on my iPhone 11. The App Store said there was an update about 4 months ago. Maybe y’all should look into another update. It also doesn’t record my reader rewards points and kicks me off after I log in and surf around a little. The books I have order from here in the past are in the quality that I expected. Most of these books I have used for school research and it’s great to have especially when your local library doesn’t have what your looking for and you need a cheap option to find the book.
  • Like New... I think not! Jun 3, 2018

    By MzCare
    First let me say the app is wonderful. Haven’t had any problems. Ordered on Monday received on Saturday. I live in Arizona so most of facilities are not that far from me. So I made my first purchase... I bought 8 different types of books. The thing with this is you can’t see the books or SMELL them!!! I bought hard cover books. I also bought a variety of books so that I can see what condition each of the books were in by their standards. I bought 2 like new books. Only one of them was like new. The other one had highlights throughout the book. Now the one that really bothered me was the fact that they would ship a book that smells like Mold. It smells like it was stored in wet moldy basement. This was the very good condition book. Very disappointed. My other very good condition book looks like some spilled something on the front cover of the book. Finally the good condition book was in better condition than the like new book, despite the highlights in the book. I’m a serious book collector. If I pick a book that’s like new. I would think that’s what I would receive. I’m scared to pay anything more than $4.99 for the books they have. I have books that’s $79 in my wish list... but I would refuse to pay that much for a book and get anything less than new. Don’t like markings in my books. Dust jacket needs to look like it was stored on a bookshelf and not a garage. Very disappointed with first purchase.
  • Sep 6, 2021

    By Anna J
    I normally love thrift books. I've spent a lot of money here. The rating is because they keep refusing my debit card. Everything is correct and I've got more than enough in the bank to pay for what I want. Its also the card I've been using for a very long time. Yet its a no go. I thought it might be the app so I tried to order on my computer and was also denied. Lost a good customer today. We had a good run though.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By VanGhle 61
    I have used thriftbooks for quite some time but honestly it seems to be going downhill. More and more frequently I am sent books that do not match the condition/quality/or cover type I have specifically selected and paid extra for.... I will pay for very good condition or like new condition and consistently receive books that are ripped up or are heavily marked and highlighted inside. Also their plastic bag packaging makes it very easy for books to be damaged in transit so be mindful of that.
  • Good and Bad Dec 10, 2020

    By Jon Autopsy
    I’ve been isn’t ThriftBooks for a few years and there’s some pros and cons to it... Pros - Inexpensive used books you won’t find cheaper anywhere outside of a yard sale - A massive selection so you’re most likely going to find the book you need - Free shipping on orders of $10 or more (which is 3 books at their least expensive) Cons - Shipping is odd. No matter where the books ship from, they always follow the same insane route (EXAMPLE - Some books ship from Phoenix AZ, I live in Tucson less than two hours away yet the shipping always sends the books through Nevada and other states before it ends up back in AZ). This happens no matter where the books are being shipped from and a shipment that should take a day or two to reach two hours down the road takes an entire week. - The “Free Shipping” no longer includes the original price of the free books you’d earn in your rewards like it used to towards the free shipping limit - Their customer service is pretty much non-existent I do like ThriftBooks and I’ll continue to utilize them but their shipping methods are insanely awful. From someone who’s spent most of his career handling shipping and receiving issues, I really don’t understand why the shipments ALWAYS go for a multi-state tour when the delivery address is less than 120 miles down the road.
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By ashlee crane
    I really like thrifty books some of the pricing is a pbit high especially when you pay $10 for a book and get it and there is a $5 store sticker on it pretty upsetting. Other then that it's good
  • Issue resolved by customer support Dec 31, 2019

    By Dani7322
    I purchased over $30 of books that were listed as being in "good" condition. 3 out of 5 books were in terrible condition. There was writing on every page of one book, a second book had most of its pages taped back in, and a third belonged to a public library. (I know libraries sometimes sell old books, but this book was quite new and popular so I doubt it was sold by the library) I was pretty upset about the whole situation so I called customer support. The lady who assisted me was so kind and understanding, it changed my attitude about the situation! She offered two solutions: a full refund or replacements. I chose replacements. They arrived in a timely manner and were in excellent condition. I think I'll give thriftbooks another shot.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By abcdefghdumbo
    The service is decent, have an ongoing case where I was inexplicably refunded for a return book I tried purchasing though. As for the app itself, it adds little to the website experience aside from navigation. It also easily loses sessions if left unused for a short period of checking other apps.
  • Don’t buy “Good” or lesser quality. Feb 9, 2021

    By KJMB93
    The bad; I would just assume that anything “Good” or “Acceptable” will show up in pretty poor condition. How to Win Friends and Influence People (supposedly in Good Condition) showed up with 4 out of every 5 pages dog-eared, notes on every page written in pen, and half of the notes scribbled out so there are large blue ink borders surrounding a large portion of the book. Additionally, I had to pull out nearly as many sticky notes and tabs as there are pages. I also ordered a dictionary of finance terms that showed up in pretty dismal condition, I am not sure if it was the post office’s fault or Thriftbooks though. The postmen out here probably manhandle more strangers’ packages than Bill Cosby. The good; cheap books, fast delivery, huge selection, and anything in the “Very Good” or “Like New” category shows up in excellent condition! The only reason I haven’t recommend this app to my family and friends is because I want to collect their order points. Thank you guys at Thriftbooks for what you do. On a final note for fellow book-lovers! If you have to dog-ear 80+% of the pages, maybe just reread the book instead😉.
  • Something is wrong … Aug 6, 2021

    By Stinaa822
    I LOVE ThriftBooks! I use it a lot and never usually have problems till now. I just want to make this be known so maybe someone can see this and fix the issue. I am trying to buy books but it won’t let me continue. I pressed the address I want to use and it will load but stay on the address page. Seems like there’s a glitch problem and I couldn’t find on the app “help” button so I figured this would be the best option. Other that this, ThriftBooks is awesome! & I recommend this app to anyone but just seems like they are having some issues right now which is fine! I hope they can resolve it sooner than later cause I would love to get these books ASAP!
  • Thriftbooks=Great! App=Disappointment Jun 13, 2021

    By Apollo Jones
    *NOTE* My review is not of THRIFTBOOKS, but of the THRIFTBOOKS APP. The app is trash, but thriftbooks as a whole is great, and worth checking out online if you’re new to them. I love Thriftbooks, and while they’re not always the best price for certain books, I’ve never had a problem with the quality of books I’ve received, and the prices are often far better than anywhere else online. They’re decent books for good prices. You can choose the quality of book for a variant of prices, add books to a wishlist and opt for notifications when the books you’d like are available. However, their app is trash. While the app was severely buggy before, now it won’t even load. It times out and crashes before I even get the option to log in. I don’t want to have to go onto the internet, load up their website, and re-log in every time I want to glance at my wishlist and tell my friends. It’s not worth the time, and the mobile website is frustrating to navigate. I talk about books A LOT, and the app used to be so convenient. Now, it’s entirely unusable. I’ve tried redownloading the app multiple times on multiple different occasions, and the same thing always happens. It is entirely compatible with my phone, and nothing has fixed it. All I can hope is that this bug will be repaired soon! In summary: the app isn’t worth it. Check out and order your books on the website, when you happen to be seated at a computer.
  • Aug 10, 2021

    By Matt Stewart
    The app works fine. I've only ordered books from this site once. Books came pretty quickly, but they were completely wrong. Not even close. I got picture books when I ordered specific short stories. I contacted customer service immediately, and still have not heard back after several days. I am VERY hesitant to order more books. I'll probably just support another book store. Good thing I paid with a service where I can request my money back. Can't even get the genera right.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By Moonlight
    I have now received at least three DVDs from Thriftbooks that are so damaged they won't play. It's a hassle to make a complaint. Not user friendly at all. For books, it's fine, but for movies and music, forget it. They'll cheat you.
  • Aug 18, 2021

    By Heather S.
    I've been using thriftbooks for YEARS. Today I try logging into the website and even try the app and both say error 403 forbidden! This is very sudden as I could access the site a few days ago.

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