Many years ago I belonged to "Book-of-the-Month" club, "The Literary Guild," and "Doubleyday's Book Club." I think I also briefly joined some sort of purchasing club that was specific to mysteries, but I can't remember the name.
Of course all these were before the advent of amazon.com. I don't know if any of them exist anymore. And now I really want to collect hardcover first editions, so those special book club editions are useless to me.
In addition to half-price books ... check the remainders tables at your favorite book store. You can sometimes get a hardcover first edition for $6.99 (vs $25-28 new). It helps if you make good friends with your bookseller, who can alert you when something you want comes in and reserve it for you. (I have my own "shelf" behind the counter at my local indie book store.)
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