Pros & Cons of Buying Books Online

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. I’ve been *finally* reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I haven’t wanted to do anything else, even sleep (but I have anyway). XD I might start posting just 2-3 times a week now, at least temporarily, because school is almost over so I have my end of the year finals coming up soon (ish) and I want to read as much as possible. 😉

BUT ANYWAY. Today I have a very random post inspired by a topic on Ava’s list of post ideas for book bloggers: the pros and cons of online book shopping! I have no idea where this post idea came from, but I’m going with it. 😛


  • Books are cheaper. Instead of getting two for $40, you could get three, four, or maybe even five if there was a big sale! (Like around holidays.)
    • Bibliophiles are typically broke, so this will help us get more! Because more books are always necessary. 😉
  • You don’t have to go anywhere. No one will see you. Instead of having to move off the couch / your bed, finding clothes suitable for leaving the house, and physically going to the bookstore, you can stay comfy in your pajamas / sweatpants! 😀
    • You could also eat a whole box of chocolate without receiving weird looks or secretly being judged. Always a plus. XD
  • You won’t annoy people at the bookstore by innocently shoving amazing and heartbreaking books in their faces.
    • Because you know you do it.
    • Not literally in their faces though. 😉
      • I can’t be the only one that does this! 😯
  • Online stores will almost always have more books to choose from.
    • Who wouldn’t want more difficult decisions to make?
    • This will probably also make you add more books to your TBR.
      • Unless you have great self-control. If you do, I admire you for it. 😀


  • Packages could take forever to be shipped / delivered to you.
    • This applies to more than just books. Everything in the mail seems to take forever to arrive! 😐
  • Whenever your package(s) do come, they might be damaged or badly packaged or (if it’s a paperback) bent from being shoved into a mailbox. 😥
    • This is very uncommon, but that minuscule chance is always there. *cringe*
  • You could order your books* and then find out that one is actually out of stock and will therefore take longer for it (or your entire order) to arrive.
    • *Because who only buys one book at a time? 😆
    • Something similar to this actually happened to my mom yesterday.
      • Thankfully it wasn’t anything for me, because it most likely would’ve been books and then I would’ve been sad. 😥
        • But then again, I think anyone would be. 😉
  • You could decide that you don’t actually want to read / own one of the books you bought, and then have nothing to do with it when it comes. >.<
    • Again, this is unlikely, but it could happen.

And that’s all I have!

Was I being overly dramatic? Probably. Are any of these likely to be realistic? Probably not. Do I care? Definitely not. Did you guys like it? I’d love to know! 😛

I’m off to read more of ACOTAR, because it’s addictive perfection in book form, and likely to become my newest obsession. 😀

Until next time…

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10 thoughts on “Pros & Cons of Buying Books Online

  1. I love buying online but hate waiting for the packages! I also just look the atmosphere of a bookstore so I tend to buy most of my books in store. Love this post!!

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  2. Great post! I agree with all of these, I love ordering books online, but I will also never hesitate to pop into a bookshop if I’m out and about! Amazon and World of Books are my favourite online places, everything is so much cheaper online, but there’s nothing like the feeling of stepping into a glorious, wonderfully smelling bookstore!

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