Recently I do not just purchase any books from a shelf, unless I am overly eager to purchase a new read. Otherwise, I wait patiently, endlessly scrolling and search for first editions. Not only will it have a monetary value which may increase after a few years, but there is something special about keeping a first publication. Bonus if it is signed by the author too!
I stumbled upon Abe Books whilst searching for new reads. The great thing about this site is the endless amount of books they have. From everyday sales, classics, signed books, new publications, text books, used books and first editions. Navigation is simple, quite like strolling into a library. I failed to mention, you can easily sell your books here as well!
You can jump on this site, by clicking here or the little white box at the bottom of my blog.