Have you checked out…

…your local non-corporate bookstore? Many people go to Borders or Barnes & Nobles when they need a book. But there are plenty of private owned bookstores in every city that might offer more to it’s customers then just new releases and Starbucks.

Many will have extensive used books sections, with way more manageable prices compared to what B and B&N up there think they can charge you. They might even offer more community related activities, such as book clubs, workshops and reading sessions.

There happens to be one such place like that right in my Baltimore. They actually have everything I listed, and probably even more.

Or maybe, you like your books slightly more… Communist. Someone will have you covered.