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Education and reference texts can be very expensive. Whether you need textbooks for college, homeschool information for your child, or even essential reference material for your career, getting the lowest and fairest prices on the materials you need is essential. You can find them all, and more, shopping on ThriftBooks.
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Bill Bryson (born on December 8th, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a bestselling American non-fiction author of several travel and academic books. His travel books tend to be humorous in tone; his first, Notes from a Small Island, about his the 20 years he spent in Britain. His non-travel writing focuses on the English language and science. He was awarded an honorary OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his accomplishments in literature.

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Education and reference texts can be very expensive. Whether you need textbooks for college, homeschool information for your child, or even essential reference material for your career, getting the lowest and fairest prices on the materials you need is essential. You can find them all, and more, shopping on ThriftBooks.

Are you planning a trip? Travel guides and atlases are great for creating your itinerary, and we have plenty of new and used travel books available.

Are you a student or a writer? A detailed dictionary and an updated thesaurus are perfect tools to master your craft and use as a reference for years to come.

What Is An Informational Text?

An informational book is a form of nonfiction that educates a person on a particular subject rather than telling a story and helps them formulate ideas and thoughts. The goal is to instruct and inform you on a topic of your choice.

Informational books help you learn by defining a subject wholly and applying the knowledge to your understanding of the natural and social world. The most trusted reference books contain accurate content written by someone, or a group of writers, with specialized knowledge of the subject.

So, what texts are considered informational, and where can we find the exact one that we need?

Examples Of Reference Texts

You can find any reference text you need in almost every subject online at ThriftBooks.com. From encyclopedias to dictionaries to law books and so much more.

There are, of course, sub-genres to each of these categories to narrow your search. Many writers are partial to one dictionary over another, and Encyclopedias are no longer sold door-to-door. Find everything you want in one place!

Who Utilizes Reference Books?

Writers and students aren't the only people who desire reference books. Wordsmiths, wanderers, intellectuals, and scholars alike are drawn to reference material to solidify their ideas, expand their knowledge, and continue learning about their world.

Lawyers depend on and pour through law books to defend clients. University and college textbooks can be costly. Students can find their required texts easily and cheaper online at ThriftBooks.

Guide books, and even atlases, are great for people who travel and want to organize their time so that they can do everything they want to do, in the time they have to do them in. Want to watch Leo Messi play soccer for Argentina this summer? Grab a guidebook on the country and an introductory textbook on Spanish to start making your plans.

Want to watch a movie, or read a novel, and find a subject you wish to know more about? For example, after reading the new fiction novel Circe by Madeline Miller, you may be interested in learning more about Ancient Greece. An informational text, such as a guidebook or history textbook, can help you identify places, people, and social structures that may help you understand this New York Times Bestseller even better.

Chances are, we have what you need.

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Dig deeper into your passions and grow your interests by exploring your options on ThriftBooks. Our collection of informational books & reference books from travel guides to atlases, encyclopedias are all in one convenient online store.

Browse our neverending lists of titles or contact us if you are looking for a specific, hard-to-find book within your price range.

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