Many libraries purchase multiple copies of bestselling books for their patrons. Some will even let you put it on hold before the book arrives so that you can be first to read it! If you're someone who really loves to buy books and keep them on your shelves at home, previewing bestsellers at the library can help you decide if the book is worth buying or not. With some hardcover bestsellers costing as much as $30 or $40, you may feel the need to be discerning with which ones you purchase!
Most libraries provide links to bestseller lists from their websites, and some will print off the lists to display in the library for your convenience. If they haven't ordered the book you want, don't be afraid to request that they buy it. If the budget allows, most libraries are happy to take patron requests, especially if the book is a popular bestseller that will circulate well.
What bestsellers have you checked out from your library recently?