Visiting another country is truly exciting, especially for book lovers.
You get to see places, as well as experience things you’ve only read about. You even get to discover rare gems like the bookshop featured in the recently concluded Korean drama, Goblin. Even more so, you get to find hidden gems like the books found in the oldest literary American institute, Library of Congress.
That being said, remember these when purchasing books in another country:
Take it easy.
Depending on the country you’re visiting, the number of bookshops spread all over the place can be overwhelming; hence, you need to take it easy.
Do your research. Call for inquiries.
This will not just help you easily locate the bookshop you’re looking for, but also easily find the book you’re searching for. Some of the most common types of bookshop include traditional bookshops, modern bookshops, antique bookshops, and spiritual bookshops.
Take your time.
Depending on the bookshop you’re visiting, the number of books found all over the place can also be overwhelming; hence, you need to take your time.
Check each title. Ask for inquiries.
This will not just help you easily find the book you’re searching for, but also easily purchase the book you’ve chosen. Some of the most common types of books include young adult books, science-fiction books, horror thriller books, and self-help books.
BONUS: Do not buy book dust jackets.
Going for the paperback version of a book might be the best decision you’ll ever make. The reason for this is quite simple. Going for the hardbound version of a book – or more specifically, books with dust jackets – will only make it prone to devaluing, which is more likely to happen if a dust jacket gets ruined by certain situations (e.g. spilling coffee on it).
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