Road Trip Wednesday is hosted by YA Highway!
I have to confess that when I am actually buying a book I usually buy it on Amazon. The college that Susan and I go to is in the middle of the middle of a little town called Nowhere, and getting to the bookstore is quite a hike, generally through all sorts of inclement weather.
That said, I don't actually buy books very often. I am more likely to (*cringe* you said no one was judging, right?) browse a bookstore, write down a list of the books I really want to read but can't afford, and take my list to the local library. However, I don't feel too guilty because I have a mental block when it comes to returning books on time. I am fairly sure I am the library's main donor and have considered many times asking them for a plaque with my name on it.
The other way I get my books is through PaperBack Swap.
PaperBack Swap is a book trading club that allows you to send in books you don't want when other members request them, and get new books for yourself for the price of the postage of the books you sent in, which is usually about $3.00 a book. The books are used and mostly paperback, but, because of the site's "Golden Rules," they are always in an acceptable condition.
What about you? How do you usually get your books?