Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: 2019.Jul.31     Views: 85


It's all about putting some money back in your pocket! How? Simple - sell your textbooks back to the bookstore. There are several factors we use to determine how much CASH you can get back for your used textbooks, including:

  • Condition - Your textbook must be in good condition in order to receive compensation. "Good condition" means that all pages, bindings, and covers are intact and complete. Pages should not be torn, missing, marked up or highlighted excessively so that the print is obscured. Textbooks with water damage, stains, and/or pages sticking together are not considered in "good condition." All materials listed on the packing list or receipt as accompanying the book must be received in order to be paid full value for your buyback shipment. For example, (w/CD) or (w/Diskette), the book must have the software included. If the packing list states, (Set: Text/SG), this item will have to include the textbook and a study guide to be accepted for full value. These are just a couple of examples of textbook listings requiring multiple items. Please be very aware of all of the details listed on your buyback packing list prior to shipping your books back to
  • Course Materials Orders - If an instructor has requested your textbook for next term, then the value increases. Books falling into this category may be worth more and get you a higher percentage of the original purchase price. Generally speaking, textbooks will be purchased until we reach the amount we think we can resell.
  • Overstocks and Current Editions Not Being Used on Campus - If we have reached our limit on a particular title for next term, or if your book has not been requested for next term and is a current edition, we may still purchase it based on various criteria including the national demand and the needs of other bookstores. Source: Shippensburg University Bookstore. Contact:  717 -477-1600,

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