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Anyone with a love affair with reading knows that books can get expensive. Especially if you buy them brand new! But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can increase your knowledge of the occult without breaking the bank or taking out a loan to afford it all.
I’ve been trying to improve my focus after years of social media addiction, and part of that is forcing myself to read more. It isn’t always easy to sit for a long time and focus on just one book without checking social media, but I think it’s totally worth the effort.
If you want to improve your focus, too, or just want to get back into your reading habit this summer, this list will help you do so without dipping into your wallet too often.
4 ways to read witchy books on a budget
Use a book subscription service
Online ebook subscription services are awesome. Ebooks are good for the environment since you don’t have to kill trees to read a ton of books, and it can be so much cheaper for you too!
I use Scribd, which also has audiobooks all for one low fee a month. You can also use Kindle Unlimited but you’ll find surprisingly few books offered there (probably because publishers don’t want to only be locked in to selling on Amazon) and it doesn’t come with audiobooks in the subscription.
Whichever you choose, you’ll find a lot of new books to read on spells, spirituality, witchcraft, history, and more. I’ve been listening to Evil Archaeology on Scribd and it is a very dark but enjoyable book on the history of human sacrifice, demons, possession, and more.
Visit your library
You’ll find many old favorites at your local library. And whatever you don’t find, you can probably request from within their network.
Your library may be limited, but if it is in a wider network with other libraries then your choices expand so long as you are willing to wait for a book to come in!
Your library may also offer audio books and ebooks with your membership, so ask about that, too!
The library is a great place to not only find books on astrology, aromatherapy, moon magic, and tarot, but you might also find community events and classes that fit your interests!
Trade in your old books
You can often resell your old books to local book stores or trade them in for store credit, allowing you to expand your horizons at a discount. You’ll also be supporting a local business and helping other readers to learn more, as well!
Selling those books back to Amazon is a great option, too. They have a trade in program where you can send in your old books and they will give you a gift card in return. If you haven’t sworn off of buying from Amazon, this is a great way to get rid of those old books (or text books!) that are collecting dust on your shelves.
Check bargain sites
I used to love looking through half.com, which was an offshoot of eBay for games, books, movies, etc. They shut it down, but eBay is still an awesome place to find books for a deeply discounted price.