Do you borrow from your local library?
Do you buy from a big chain bookstore, like Barnes and Noble, Hastings, or Borders?
Do you hit whatever bookstore is in the mall the day you go searching for that perfect handbag?
Do you prefer to purchase your books online from Amazon, Overstock or the like?
Do you do the Ebay thang?
Are you most likely to shop at cozy, independent bookstores, like Wisebird Bookery or the Tattered Cover?
Do you frequent garage sales, or swipe books from your friends' personal libraries?
I get my books from many places. If the author is a friend of mine, I'll buy it as soon after the release date as possible, usually from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com. If my wallet's on the empty side, I like to bring my used books into the local Hastings and get credit to use towards the purchase of new books. A lot of my books are in manuscript format because I am a freelance cover copy writer and I'm lucky enough to be a critique partner for some really awesome authors. When I'm buying a gift for one of my darling nieces or nephew, I like to hang out at a local independent bookstore, where I can sip on a chai tea and flip through picture books to my heart's desire. And I'm not exactly a stranger at the local library, either! :)