Posts tagged with wordcandy-on-the-cheap

Apr 12 2011


If you're looking to buy the latest 39 Clues book (which was pretty awesome, by the way), you might want to pick it up at a Barnes and Noble. My local store was offering a deal where if you bough...

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Mar 11 2011

39 Clues on a budget

If you've never read the best-selling 39 Clues series, I noticed a "buy one, get the next for half price" deal at my local Barnes and Noble. I don't know if the deals will get better or worse as ...

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Jan 26 2011

Trendy and cheap!

Budget-minded readers take note: UrbanOutfitters' sale section is currently boasting loads of heavily-discounted and hipster-friendly reading material, including the recent reprints of the first t...

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Jan 20 2011

What people want to read... when it's free.

TresSugar has provided us with a list of last week's top 10 ten free e-Book downloads, according to Project Gutenberg. I was okay with the fact that I haven't read all ten of these books (particu...

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Dec 23 2010

A gift from Scholastic to you...

The fine people at Scholastic have made Alexandra Bullen's YA novel Wish available as a free e-book download. From now until January 3rd, click here to read Wish in its entirety. (You can also p...

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Oct 15 2010

I'm sure this would brighten up anyone's holiday morning.

If you're a fan of those Worst-Case Scenario books, or you've got a lot of small boys to shop for, check out this deal from the Chronicle Books website: they're offering 25% off and free shipping ...

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Aug 10 2010

Textbooks on the

Good news for poor college students (particularly college students who have to pay zillions of dollars for those textbooks that will be out of date about .6 seconds after they pay $95 for 'em): Ba...

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Jul 9 2010

Used books on the cheap

Dude, this sounds so cool: the online used-book retailer Once Sold Tales has opened a brick-and-mortar store (well, less bricks and mortar and more a corner of one of their warehouses, but whatev...

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Jun 16 2010

We approve.

As longtime readers of the site know, I love reading about frugality. Sadly, Wordcandy hardly ever receives books on this subject, which means I have to either wait patiently for library copies o...

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Mar 29 2010

Sorry, Canada!

I ran across an interesting article about the difference between American and Canadian book prices. Canadians pay approximately 30% more per book, despite the fact that the Canadian and American ...

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Jan 14 2010

Awesomeness on sale

Powell's Books in Oregon is currently offering several of Penguin's Deluxe Classic Editions at 30% off. I'm not sure if it's just the crappy January weather making all of my old books look sad and...

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Nov 24 2009

Adios, allowance.

I've never approved of Holly Black and Tony Diterlizzi's Spiderwick Chronicles. At $10.99 per (short and v. unsatisfying) book, the series has always seemed like a total money sink. But when I saw...

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Oct 28 2009

Good deal

Sears is currently offering an unusual deal via its website: if you buy any of these featured titles on,,, or, you can receive a store credit for the pu...

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Oct 5 2009

A manga in the hand...

If you don't like reading manga online, the paperback copy of the first volume of Rin-ne, the latest work from Rumiko Takahashi, will be out on October 20th. I've really been enjoying this series...

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Sep 22 2009

A gift from Lisa Kleypas

(Is it just me, or has Lisa Kleypas's website gotten more tasteful again? Man, don't you guys miss it back when it looked like this? Good times...)Anyway, if you take a gander at Ms. Kleypas's s...

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Sep 21 2009

A literary take on San Francisco

Apartment Therapy wrote a post last week featuring the following print:This image of San Francisco was commissioned by the San Francisco Chronicle. Artist Ian Huebert borrowed literary quotes from...

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Sep 9 2009

Must be dorm-decorating season

Today's the last day for's big poster sale, which includes a couple of awesome Ralph Steadman illustrations from Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Behold:If you'r...

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Aug 25 2009

Wordcandy (hearts) public libraries

Once again, my local library has come through for me with their excellent books-on-CD selection. My family and I are heading off to the beach this week, and we'll be listening to the complete and ...

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Jul 22 2009

Anime for the masses

Even more Wordcandy-on-the-cheap goodness! I just got a VIZ press release informing me that the first 32 episode of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha are now available on Hulu, which means they are FREE...

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Jul 21 2009

Free stuff all over the place

The Sugar Network is currently running two book-focused contests: a Kindle giveaway and a "Battle of the Books" game with $100 daily (and $1000 monthly) prizes. Good luck to those who enter!

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Jul 9 2009

More budget-friendly Wordcandy fun...

Speaking of free stuff (always our favorite price!), VIZ Media is offering a free iTunes download of the first episode of the anime Honey and Clover (based on the super-popular shojo manga of the ...

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Jul 9 2009

Catherine Jinks for grown-ups

We recently noticed that Evil Genius author Catherine Jinks has been posting a free e-book on her site for adults. The story is called The Deck, and the site describes it as "[The] comic tribulati...

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Jul 1 2009

Nonfiction for the young'uns

Powell's Books is having a limited-time sale on DK Publishing's excellent line of nonfiction books for young readers, including Annabel Karmel's Cook It Together, an entertaining and informative c...

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May 21 2009

Beach reads on a budget

Frugal (and environmentally conscious) Wordcandy readers might want to check out, an online service that allows readers to earn credits by sending their used paperbacks to fellow...

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May 20 2009

Free book-based movies GALORE

Those of you with kids (or those of you who ARE kids) might want to check out the Free Family Film Festival at various Regal Cinemas locations around the US this summer. Over nine weeks between J...

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May 18 2009

Charlaine Harris stuff on the cheap

Charlaine Harris fans take note: the True Blood: Season One DVD comes out this week, and Target is running a promotion where if you buy the DVD (which they're selling for $34.99, but I have no ide...

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Jan 29 2009

Wordcandy loves the bargains!

Because an intro by Holly Black + Dracula + a dirt-cheap cover price = HAPPINESS.This awesome-looking edition from our beloved Puffin Classics is due out in early June.

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Dec 30 2008

The price is right

Readers with a high tolerance for reading stuff online can currently read Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries in its entirety for free on the HarperCollins website.

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Nov 21 2008

Want to read L.J. Smith's first Night World book for free?

Then today's your lucky day, because Simon and Schuster are currently offering it as a free download on their site!Note: L.J. Smith came in second on our list of the Top Ten Books to Read INSTEAD ...

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Nov 12 2008

America's Test Kitchen books on the cheap

PRE-THANKSGIVING REMINDER:Fans of the fine people at America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Magazine take note: you can get several of their cookbook titles for remarkably low prices at Titl...

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