Why is your bookstore the better option when selling your books than selling online
- Location! Location! Location!- at the store and remote sites
- Bookstore has the highest percent of market share of books- we buy more and pay the most!
- Books stay on your campus for future students
- Up to 50% of the shelf price paid for books in good condition
- Additional 16% earned if you bought the book used to begin with
- No packing or shipping
- Cash paid to you on the spot
- You know where to find us if you have a question or complaint
How much money can I expect to get for my books?
If the textbook is being used again and the bookstore still needs copies, you can get up to HALF the price of the new book. If the bookstore already has enough copies or the book is not being used the next semester, there may be a wholesale value offered to you.
Do you pay cash or credit?
We pay cash for books we buy back.
What if my book is not going to be used again or the bookstore already has enough copies?
We partner with a national book wholesaler who purchases books for schools all over the country. If your book is not being used on our campus, there is a chance that it may be used elsewhere and have a value.
Are there any books you won't buy back?
There are certain types of books that we do not buy back. These include workbooks, lab manuals, access codes and other certain books that can not be resold. If the book is an old edition or has a new edition pending, it may not have a value. Also, certain books, such as Law books, may require minimal writing in order to have value. Therefore always keep your books in good condition with limited highlighting and notes to get the best offer. Pay attention when you purchase a Used copy as it may not been in a condition worthy of being sold back.
What happens if my book doesn't have a value?
Your book is yours, so it is your decision what to do with it. We do offer a donation bin at all of our buyback locations for your convenience. The books that are placed in the bin are picked up by Belmont's Service Learning department. Service Learning uses the books to raise funds for children's literacy efforts. Of the books donated, approximately one third to one half have value to portion of the proceeds to Belmont University for our literacy efforts and to the charity of Belmont's choice (in our case, the National Center for Family Literacy) Usually about half of the remaining books have value to a local wholesaler. All of the proceeds received from the local wholesaler go to support Belmont Volunteers for Literacy and the work they do, including Family Literacy Day. Books not wanted by the local wholesaler or Better World Books are donated to Book’em a local literacy organization who partners with Belmont Volunteers for Literacy for Family Literacy Day and Read Me Week in February, as well as other times throughout the year.
Did you miss buyback? We are doing it again!
The Campus Store is now buying books back nearly every day! There are times throughout the year (i.e. during back-to-school that we must close down our buyback) so call the store before you come in to make sure we are buying books. The optimal time to try and sell your books back is at the end of the term during the final exam period each semester. During this time we have book orders from departments and are buying back books for the store's need (thus we will be paying more for books during this time). These dates will be posted online as well as around campus. Remember, there is no guarantee that any book will be bought back. Thank you for your support of the bookstore and your fellow students!