Something Old, Something New

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All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

77 responses

  1. Here’s mine. I really like this question.

  2. […] weekly Booking Through Thursday question of the week (via the Booking Through Thursday blog) is: All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical […]

  3. Can we touch on fonts, smell and feel of the papers?🙂 Here’s mine at Ruz’s Bookshelves

  4. Great question – which I’ve answered very indecisively despite running a second-hand bookshop myself!
    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.com/2011/02/books-old-and-new.html

  5. A great question! It made me ponder my book love…and here’s MY BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY POST

  6. Cool questions, here’s my answer for this week’s Booking Through Thursday.

  7. […] Booking Through Thursday question is: All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical […]

  8. […] Booking through Thursday asks: All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy? […]

  9. Interesting question… Here’s my answer: http://tfrances.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/btt-something-old-something-new/

    ~ Tobe @ Wading Through the Ocean of Life

  10. I’m not sure I came to a conclusion, but here’s my post:

    http://someoldstory.com/2011/02/feature-new-vs-used-books/

  11. […] Through Thursday’s question of the week: All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical specimen, […]

  12. For me, it’s all about the story, not the package that the story is in. I buy used in preference to new, and electronic if that’s cheaper than used. Please read more over at Reading in Texas.

  13. I like the question this week. To read my response, see My Bookshelf. Tell me, have I provided a definitive answer? 😉

  14. Thanks for asking me this question today; I needed it! Here is my answer.

  15. […] keep forgetting that I wanted to participate in Booking Through Thursday. catching up on Sassenach’s blog today reminded me that I should! Here’s this […]

  16. […] This week’s question is an easy one for me to answer: All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy? […]

  17. […] week’s Booking Through Thursday Prompt asks: “All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The […]

  18. It’s been a while since I participated. My answer for this week can be found here.

    I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!🙂

  19. Hello, this is my first time doing this and I started today with this one. I’ll do today’s next Thursday. This was fun, thanks!

    http://smhasty.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-new-or-used.html

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