Don't discard any reusable CDs or other materials that came with
Don't wait too long to sell. Purchase quotas may have been reached.
Newer editions are more in demand.
Keep your books secure. Theft of textbooks is on the rise nationwide.
When and what is book buyback?
Book Buy Back is a service offered through your campus
bookstore in conjunction with a book wholesaler. It is usually held
during exam week each semester. What books are eligible for buy back
is based on the textbooks required for classes during the upcoming
The value of a used book depends on whether that
particular book is going to be assigned by an instructor for the
next term. Books that are going to be used on the campus next term
generally have a higher value.
If the bookstore receives an order from an instructor
that the book will be assigned again next term on this campus, then
the store may buy back copies for resale here. The store will pay a
higher value for that book, usually half the price of a new book.
If the book is not going to be assigned on this campus
next term, our wholesaler buys used books that will be resold for use
on other campuses across the country. The national market value, which
is set by the wholesalers, not the bookstore, is often a much smaller
percentage of the original retail price. That is because the wholesaler
must add in the cost of shipping and other normal business expenses
to the resale price of the books."