Check Out Books from the Library Amanda Peterson Updated On: August 25, 2022 • 1 Minute Read Money Saving Tips Are you a bookworm? Do you like to have that tangible, physical book in your hand, rather than reading from a digital device? That's a great vintage era hobby to have. However, books themselves take up lots of shelf space, and can become an expensive addiction over the years. This week's Thrifty Thursday goes "old school." Why buy books, or even spend the money downloading them digitally, when you could save money by visiting your local library! According to a report from McZell.com, the cost of a book ranges from $13.95 to $17.95. They also estimate an average price of a book is $16.96. If a person reads 12 books in a year, that adds up to $203.52/year. If you're an avid reader, and read twice that much - or more, you're now spending well over $400/year on books. To add, that's less living space you now have because you've acquired more "stuff". And, you now have more debt to pay by racking up potential credit card debt to fund that hobby. Spending a little time at your library not only saves money, but it also supports your local community. And, if your neighborhood is fortunate to have "little libraries", it's a great opportunity to be thrifty and get rid of some of your clutter. Go ahead... share with your fellow neighbors, and funnel all those savings into a savings account or pay off a debt! Follow CreditSoup for more money saving tips! #books #reading #mylibrary #read #library #bookshelf #bookworm #shelfie #bookreview #booklovers #novel #literature #creditsoup #freecreditscore #financialfreedom #DebtRelief #debtfreecommunity #debtfree #BuildingCredit #ThriftyThursday #CreditTips #GoodSpendingHabits Follow Us Here! #ThriftyThursday Editorial Disclaimer: Information in these articles is brought to you by CreditSoup. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted; however, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Please check the issuer’s website for the most current information.