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Places That Buy Textbooks Near Me

AbeBooks is a great place to resell your textbooks, but it does require a bit more work than some of the other places on this list. You setup your own shop, ship your own products, and basically run your own store. However, they do have great prices as a result.

places that buy textbooks near me

Amazon is the market leader in textbooks and one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. When it comes to reselling textbooks, Amazon makes it incredibly easy. All you have to do it enter the ISBN number, and you can quickly list your textbook. You do have to ship out your own book when it sells.

BooksRun allows you to sell both your textbooks and eBooks on their website. This is one of the only companies we've seen that facilitates eBook sales. Similar to the other companies, you simply enter you book information, accept the offer, send it in, and get paid.

ValoreBooks advertises that it can help you get the most cash for your used textbooks. Like most of the other options, you simply enter your ISBN number, get a quote, and ship the textbook back to them. They can then pay you by check or PayPal.

However, there are certainly other textbooks that have nothing to do with your major or that you know you will never open again. If you have these, then selling them will bring many benefits. Here are a few great reasons why you should try this:

If you still have a few more semesters before graduation, you may want to sell used textbooks to buy new ones. Not only is this a smart financial decision, but it also saves you from using any additional hard-earned dollars that could be spent on other meaningful pursuits.

One of the easiest and quickest ways is to sell your textbooks back to the college bookstore. (If that is where you purchased them from.) It can be a fast way to get cash for your books, however, you probably will not get paid top dollar this way.

Begin the process early. Our textbooks usually cost less than elsewhere, and they sell quickly. We encourage students to start looking for textbooks as soon as reading lists are available. Students can find novels, poetry, plays, and many secondary readings on our shelves at the Willamette Street store. All other textbooks that we sell are listed on (use links below). buys mainly textbooks, although they also buy a few other books as well. The website is also available as an app, and it allows you to put in the ISBN of a book and will tell you what they will pay for that title.

As part of the trade-in program you can search on by title, keyword or ISBN (displayed near the barcode) for your book but they will only accept certain titles. If your book is listed, you will get a free shipping label and Amazon will pay in the form of an Amazon gift card for books that they accept.

We all know that college is expensive. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the cost of college textbooks have risen the highest of all the college costs. At, we are trying to help you buck that trend. There are a lot of college textbook sellers on the internet and we do our best to find them. The competition to get your business is fierce and we take advantage of that. Our search is quite comprehensive. We extensively search the internet to help you find the cheapest price for your college textbooks. Whether it's an individual seller on a marketplace site or a large store trying to compete for your business, we search them all. This gives you more choices and a much better chance to get your college textbooks at a price that is cheap. Do a couple searches on our site, the variety of sellers will amaze you.

CCV partners with a textbook vendor, eCampus, to provide you with more choices to help reduce textbook costs. eCampus is a full-service bookstore that provides a robust used and rental market as well as access to purchasing textbooks on the open marketplace from independent sellers. You are responsible for ordering books and materials and for bringing them to class. If the cost of textbooks poses a challenge for you, please contact your advisor, financial aid counselor, or local CCV center to explore funding options.

  • What is textbook buyback?Textbook buyback is a service provided by the bookstore at the end of each semester. This is an opportunity for students to sell back textbooks that they no longer need or want to keep for future reference.

  • How often is Buyback held?Buyback is usually held 6 times a year: during the first week and end of the Fall and Spring semesters and at the end of the 1st and 2nd Summer sessions.

  • What if I miss the Buyback period?If you miss a buyback period, you can try and sell your books at the next period. However, While Used textbooks are always in demand, the title(s) you are selling may not be in use for the next term. We encourage you to sell your books back as soon as you can.

  • Why do you buy textbooks back from students?The bookstore buys textbooks back from students because:

  • Textbooks are a reusable resource.

  • Buying textbooks back from students helps to defray the cost of books for the next semester by converting unwanted textbooks into cash.

  • Used textbooks are a cheaper alternative to new textbooks.

  • Do I need to bring my receipt to sell back my books?No, you do not need to bring your receipt to sell back your books. However, you will need your receipt if you wish to return books during the extended return period in the beginning of the current semester.

  • Do I need to go to the store where I purchased my books?You can sell back your textbooks at any of the stores in the University of Hawai'i Bookstore system. Each store has varying dates and times for Buyback so be sure to check what the dates and times are for the store that is most convenient for you.

  • Why did my friend get more back for his textbook than I did for the same book?The price paid for books depends on the demand for the book. There are different scenarios that could happen:

  • If the bookstore has received a textbook order from the instructor indicating that the textbook will be used in the upcoming semester, we will pay up to 50% of the current new book price, regardless if you bought it new or used, if we have not yet fulfilled our need for the title.

  • Because we work with a wholesale textbook company, we may be able to buy your textbook back at the wholesale price if we have fulfilled our requirements and there is a nationwide demand for the title. The wholesale company works with other schools and this creates a nationwide demand for certain titles.

  • The wholesale price for the title may be less than 50% of the new book price.

  • Unfortunately, if there is no demand for the title we are not able to buy it back from you. This is usually the case when a new edition of the textbook is published and there is no instructor using the book for the next semester, or the book is a custom publication.

  • What if the book I bought came packaged with other disks, workbooks, etc.?It is best to try and bring all of the items with you when you sell back your books in order to get the best price. Some of these items may be required by the instructor for the upcoming semester and we are not able to buy back the book without all of the items.

Recycling your textbooks by selling them is good for the environment and lowers the price of textbooks for everyone! While the best time to sell your books is during exam week each December and May, the UVM Bookstore does buy back textbooks weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring any books you want to sell to the Customer Service counter on the 3rd Floor of the Bookstore. If the books are being used here, the Bookstore will pay top value for them. If the Bookstore doesn't have a requisition from a professor for that title, then a used book wholesaler may buy the books so they can be used at other colleges and universities throughout the country. These books are valued at up to 1/3 of the new textbook price and are based on national supply and demand. 041b061a72


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