If you have trouble finding a copy of a book that’s been talked about here, look for it on Amazon. Don’t forget that Amazon is a worldwide company with several domains, so you can always try finding it on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk if you can’t find it on the Amazon in your country. Just remember that if you’re buying it from Amazon.co.uk and you’re from Pakistan for example (Hi Demelza), you might have to pay extra for postage and packaging.
ebooks are still the cheapest option even if you have to buy them, but I completely understand that those of you like me will prefer to have a paper copy in your hands. I will always prefer a real book, but there are advantages to ebooks. 1) They are cheaper. 2) You can hold hundreds, if not thousands of books into the palm of you hand depending on the size of memory on the device. 3) Some books are only available as ebooks, so you could be missing out on some fantastic books. 4) You could be missing out on some free books.
If you want a book, but your local bookshop doesn’t stock it, ask if they can order it for you. Some shops don’t do this, but others do, and you won’t know unless you ask.
If you’re shopping in a good bookshop you can always ask the staff for ideas about what are good books to buy if you don’t know what you want.
Some book shops have reward cards for customer loyalty, it’s generally a good idea to sign up because you get ‘rewards’ for buying books from them.
I hope you find this info useful.