Benefits of renting books: #2 Access to old and rare books

Most book stores keep new stock on the premise. If you are looking for an old book, you could request to order a copy. However the item is subject to availability at the supplier or publisher. You could search for it online. However that might not be cost-effective if you live in Malaysia. Some online retailers do not ship items to this part of the world. Even if they do, the shipping might be pricey.

When I visited SS Readers Corner last month, I stumbled upon ‘Simple Jess’ by Pamela Morsi and was giddy with excitement. I have never seen the book sold in Malaysia (books stores, book fairs and online retailers). I have been wanting to read the book right after completing LaVyrle Spencer‘s ‘Morning Glory two years ago. Both books have similar storyline: widowed heroine in early 20th century America.

Now the good thing about renting an old book from SS Readers Corner is the low selling price. I only paid RM13 for the book. If I return it before the 90th day of purchase, I would get back RM9.50. In other words, I would only pay RM3.50 to rent the book for 3 months. As mentioned in earlier post, you could keep the books that you like.

If you are looking for a specific old, rare and out-of-print book, contact us or head to our store in Subang Jaya. We may have it in our store.

To the rest of the readers: Have you ever found a book in your local library or book store that is not available elsewhere? Share your thoughts.

Books by Pamela Morsi are hard to find in Malaysia

Books by Pamela Morsi are hard to find in Malaysia

ps: This is a serial of blog posts to encourage people to borrow/rent books. To read other posts, choose #1 or #3.

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5 thoughts on “Benefits of renting books: #2 Access to old and rare books

  1. Pingback: SS Readers Corner | Benefits of renting Books: #1 Saves money

  2. Pingback: SS Readers Corner | Benefits of renting books: #3 Saves shelf space

  3. Pingback: SS Readers Corner | Benefits of renting books: #4 Try out new author/genre

  4. Pingback: SS Readers Corner | Benefits of renting books: #5 Increase the amount of reading

  5. Pingback: SS Readers Corner | Benefits of renting books: #6 Improve English proficiency

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