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Buyback Information

The next buyback dates: 12/13/18 - 9am-7pm

12/14/18 - 9am-3:30pm

12/17/18 - 12/20/18 - 9am-7pm

12/21/18 - 9am-3:30pm

Student I.D. Required

Textbook buyback is a bookstore-sponsored event that takes place at the end of the term in an effort to recycle titles that will be used in the future. Buyback is a triple-win situation where current students get cash for selling their books, bookstores get in-demand used titles to put on their shelves, and future students are offered money-saving used editions next term. Buying and selling used books benefits everyone involved by cutting costs and reducing the environmental strain of additional textbook printing.

  • Whether or not the book is being used next term
  • The condition of the book
  • Whether or not there is a new edition of the book
  • Course enrollment numbers for next term
  • Whether or not the book has all of its pieces (CDs, kits, etc., if applicable)
If the bookstore needs your book for its own inventory:   If the bookstore doesn't need your book, but it is needed nationally:
If you bought your book new, we will pay up to 50%. If you bought it used, we will pay up to 67%, provided that it is in salable condition.

Example: If you bought a new book for $100, we will pay you up to $50. If it was used when you bought it and cost $75, we will pay up to $50.
  For books not needed on your campus but having national demand, up to 35% of the new book price may be paid. These books are shipped to other universities. Old editions have no value.

Example: If you bought a new book for $100, we will pay you up to $35.

Recently, private companies and websites have gotten involved in buying back textbooks. These third-part and online buyers claim to give students more money back for their books, but that's not the case, nor does it take into consideration that the payment is not instant, not cash, and that students may have to spend time and money shipping their books to the buyer.  Know the deal up front and don't take chances with your money: in terms of buyback payment and service, these third parties can't beat your school's bookstore.

  Buyback at School Bookstore Selling Books to Online Buyers
Cash Payment
On-the-Spot Payment
Guaranteed Funds
Buyer Takes Books Immediately
Packing and Mailing Hassle  
Upfront Shipping Charges  

Before you sell your books, understand all costs and benefits.

First and foremost, arrive at buyback early. The longer you wait to sell your books, the greater the chance that the bookstore will already have enough copies and not need yours.


To get the most for your books, make sure they have no:   If your books came as part of a set or package, be sure to bring:
  • Water damage
  • Writing
  • Excessive damage
  • Missing pages
  • Access Codes
  • Study guides
  • Models
  • Workbooks
  • CDs
  • Lab manuals
  • Practice tests

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