Do-gooders and Scrooges unite! You can save a few bucks and help a charity by buying used beginners' books through eBay Giving Works. For example, Pandolfini's Beginning Chess currently sells for a reasonable $11.70 plus shipping on Amazon. However, Goodwill Grand Rapids is currently selling a copy for $4.99, postpaid. (My copy came from the Goodwill in St. Paul, Minnesota, also for $4.99.)
Such a deal, and the proceeds go to a worthy cause.