Textbook Buyback Information

End-of-Semester Book Buyback - Finals Week!

Monday - Friday, May 7 - 11 -from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mary Commons and Sexton Commons

Stop by either location to sell your books back. A receipt isn't necessary to sell your books back. Books can be sold back at either location.

Receive a bonus buck and check the winners board at each store when you sell your books back to win PRIZES!

What affects the resale value of your book?

  • Instructor has notified the Bookstore that your book will be reused and the Bookstore needs additional quantities
  • Instructor has discontinued use of your book or has not notified the Bookstore that your book will be used again
  • The Bookstore already has sufficient quantities of your book
  • Your book has been published in an updated version and has little or no dollar value
  • The condition of your book may be too poor or incomplete to be resold – i.e. study guides, workbooks, textbooks with discs, maps, charts, etc.
  • National demand determines resale value of books that have been discontinued on your campus

There will also be a promotion in conjunction with the buyback. Students will be eligible to win mulitple deposits into their Bookstore Bucks account.

Everyday Book Buyback

  • The CSB/SJU Bookstores offer students the opportunity to sell their books back online every day through a wholesaler.
  • The textbooks are not bought back for the Bookstores; rather the texts are bought back for a wholesaler.
  • Books bought back will not be used for next semester’s classes. Instead, the books will be sold to other bookstores throughout the country.
  • Students can expect to receive less money than at the end-of-semester buyback.

Why should you shop the CSB/SJU Bookstores?