I have posted frequently about how to obtain free e-books. What if you haven't given up paper books? What if, like me, you have an obsession with both?
The best, and most frugal, way to feed a physical book obsession is to find your local used bookstore. Not only will you be able to purchase books at a fantastic price, you will be supporting a small businessperson in your own community.
If you are as lucky as I am, your local bookshop will also offer classes on every topic under the sun. There is always a cup of coffee and great conversation to be had as well!
In a used bookstore, the shelves are actually stocked by your fellow avid readers. They come in on a regular basis to trade in the books they have read and get more to feed their passion. This makes for an ever-changing inventory and one that truly has something for everyone.
Right now, do an internet search to find your local bookshop. Bypass the big box stores. Support your local community. Find out what your town is reading. I guarantee you will not regret it.