Before books, students had to tote engraved granite slabs all over campus, which is why the most accomplished philosophers gave the best piggyback rides. Enjoy lighter reading material with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of new and used books at Books For Less, located in Buford.
The purveyors of the written word at Books For Less carry more than 140,000 discount titles, feeding page-hungry readers a steady diet of new bestsellers and used volumes. Bibliophiles can obtain contemporary fictional tales, such as Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($4.80 for paperback), and nonfiction hits, such as The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell—a cogent treatise on the proper way to upend cows ($9 for paperback). A stiff-backed copy of Nicholas Sparks's Safe Haven quells word appetites while serving as a mobile ironing board ($13.50). Bookworms can ponder the facts of their upcoming autobiography while diving into the available coffeehouse treats, finding hidden literary gems, or enjoying the free Wi-Fi. Those with rapidly declining shelf space can trade in their preloved publications for points to use on subsequent used-book purchases.