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The Book Depository – Online Source for Books

I often joke that I am studying a course in parenting, but when I take a look at the collection of books I have about parenting, early childhood development and early childhood education, and the fact that I’m always studying several books at the same time, it’s hard not to see that there is an underlying truth to that joke.

Many of the books I have bought have not easily been found in the bookstores at the time that I was searching for them so I had to purchase them online and have them shipped to me. I have had some of them specially ordered in through Kinokuniya, Times, MPH and Borders, but the rest have been purchased directly from Amazon Books, eBay and Acmamall being my usual sources. Most books are generally from Amazon because they have the biggest range. eBay has been good for sourcing certain rare books that are no longer in print, and Acmamall has been good for purchasing books with free shipping.

Recently, I discovered a new online source for books called The Book Depository which offers a large range of books and free delivery worldwide. Not only are most of the books cheaper than Amazon, but I don’t have to pay Amazon’s shipping fees, and I can use Paypal to pay for them. Some of these books can also be cheaper than purchasing the books through the local bookstores which can cost as much as Amazon plus shipping charges.

So the next time you’re looking for a book that you can’t find locally, you should try The Book Depository.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

4 thoughts on “The Book Depository – Online Source for Books

  1. I also ordered some books from BookDepository for the first time on October 2010.
    At early November, and while my books never arrived, they said that a full refund of 137.5 euros will appear in my account shortly.
    Shortly became FOREVER, so at January 10 of 2011 after I managed to find aphone number of them at last(!!!),some representative called Lu reassured me that they would send a cheque shortly (AGAIN!).
    Then on February 17 after I wrote them that if I don’t get my cheque until the 25th, everyone on the web would hear my story, they replied that they would immediately contact their accounting department in order to send the cheque ….guess again….SHORTLY!
    I really hope they will clear my issue eventually and save me from 137.5 euros of expenditure, which -believe me- in Greece especially is a large amount of money!


  2. Hey, fortunately for me, the experience for me was a positive one. I ordered for 3 books and it came promptly to me after 2 weeks only! Much faster than the another local bookseller. Am very happy about it! 🙂


  3. Sorry to hear your experience Stelios. My experience has been very positive. Like Irene, my books arrived much faster than I expected. No problems with delivery either.


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