Textbook Buyback

Books must include all original materials (CDs, workbooks, etc.) and a Student ID or identification may be required at the time of buyback. Please check with the bookstore for more details.

What determines the amount of money I get for a textbook?

Up to half price or more

Books are in high demand and will be used the following semester.

Condition: Books with minor signs of wear and tear: such as staining, discoloration, writing, highlighting, markings, tears, and other general damage from use. All pages included and all text legible.

Less than half price

  • The course is NOT offered in the following semester
  • We already bought back what we need

Condition: Books with excessive writing, highlighting, and other markings; cover damage; torn pages; odor; or severe staining. All pages included and all text legible.


Condition: Books with water damage, missing pages or illegible text.

  • A new edition has been published
  • There is little or no demand
  • There is excess supply
  • The book is in poor(non-salable) condition

Tips To Getting The Best Price For Your Textbooks

Try to sell your books back as soon as you can - demand for used books is limited and the value of your textbook drops after we buy the necessary books needed.

The textbooks need to be in good condition in order for us to purchase them. Please keep textbooks clean with all pages intact. Textbooks must be in resalable condition for buyback, which means that they must not have any of the following conditions:

  • Binding is weak and close to coming apart
  • Missing pages
  • Water damage
  • Highlighting or underlining
  • A book might not be re-saleable without an original insert, such as a CD-ROM. If re-saleable without the insert, such a book probably has a lower buyback value without the insert