NOTE: All prices are subject to change and condition of book.
University Book Store - Buyback Information
The ISBN of your book is the International Standard Book Number and classifies your exact book, title, author,
and edition. Most often it is printed on the back of your book directly above or below the barcode. If you are
unable to find it on the cover of your book, it is also listed on the publishers page, below the copyright
The buyback price is determined by a variety of factors. For buyback pricing, textbooks fall into one of three
categories. During the course of a semester or buyback period, a title may move from one category to another
based on demand. The categories are as follows:
½ Price Books
If a faculty member has notified the University Book Store
that a book will be used on campus next semester, in most cases we will pay ½ of the current new
book price, even if you bought the book used or the new book price was lower at the time of your
purchase. When we have met our anticipated needs for that title for the upcoming semester, we will
purchase that title for the used book wholesalers.
Books not ordered for the upcoming semester
Used book wholesalers determine the
prices they will pay for certain books. The University Book Store technically acts as the wholesaler's
agent and buys the book for the company from the student, and thus we must use their prices. Nationwide
demand, current wholesaler supply and anticipated revision dates are some of the factors that the
wholesale companies use in determining the prices they offer.
Books that we are not buying back
There are four reasons why a book may not have
any buyback value:
A new edition has been published
There is little or no nationwide demand
There is excess wholesale supply
The book is in poor (non-salable) condition
Every day that we are open which is Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
The best time to sell your books is during the periods of May 1st through August 31st and December 1st through
Absolutely! By aggressively purchasing used books and participating in buyback, you can save up to 75% off the
new book price. (For example, if you bought a used copy of a $50 book for $37.50 and then sold it back at
½ price of $25, you would pay only $12.50 for the use of that book; that's only 25% on the new book
price.)The best time to sell your books is during the periods of May 1st through August 31st and December 1st
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