Where Can I Sell My Textbooks Now That Campus Bookstores are Closed Due to Covid-19?

By: Wade45

Most Universities along with campus bookstore shut down at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some stores are offering contactless pickup for online orders, but other services are not available. That means you can't just brings your used books in and sell them back at the end of the semester like normal. This presents a logistical and financial challenge to college students. Sell Them OnlineOver...

Best Books To Read in 2019

By: Mr. Wade

Here's a curated list of the top books to read for 2019. Most of these already have tons of great reviews by people who have read them pre-release. I'll keep adding to this list as the year progresses. If you have a book you would like to recommend, please Contact Us, and I'll consider adding it to this page. The only requirement is that the...

Why Does Renting Textbooks Cost So Much?

By: Mr. Wade

Renting was supposed to bring the cost of textbooks down - but did anyone really think that textbook companies and campus bookstores would be on board with something that would make them less money? They are a business like any other, and the student textbook industry is huge. So does renting make sense? Does it help students actually save money? Or is it yet another...

How do You Sell Your Textbooks on Amazon?

By: Mr. Wade

To sell your books on Amazon, follow the steps below. 2. Register for an Amazon seller account. When you sign up, make sure to register as an individual instead of a commercial seller. The individual account type charges small fees per listing, while the commercial account type charges a monthly fee plus additional fees per listing. The personal account limits you to forty items per...

How Much is a Textbook Worth?

By: Mr. Wade

The value of a textbook depends on two things: if it currently being used as course material by college professors (is it in high demand?) and the subject matter of the book (how complex is the subject matter? Does it involve lots of research?). These two factors are the most important, so let's dive into them below. Subject Matters Textbooks pertaining to science such as...

Merchant Spotlight: ValoreBooks - Top Buyback Company

By: Mr. Wade

Founded in in 2005, this company has undergone some transformation in the years since. It is now owned by Follett (parent company), which is a huge company that operates bookstores on many college campuses throughout the country. ValoreBooks.com is basically Follett's online portal where they buy back used books and then use that inventory to resupply their chains of campus bookstores. Follett operates the bookstore...

Is Books-A-Million Going the Way of Other Brick and Mortar Retailers?

By: Mr. Wade

With all the bad news coming out of retail these days, it's hard to see how some store chains are still operating. Big department stores in malls are closing at astonishing rates all over the country; they are succumbing to the inevitable march of online sales. People just don't want to go to a physical store when they can access vastly more inventory at much...

What Companies Pay the Most for Used Textbooks?

By: Mr. Wade

Doing a simple google search will return a plethora of online vendors offering to buy your textbooks. Individuals also buy and sell textbooks as a side hustle. But who is going to consistently pay the most money and buy the largest variety of books? Some vendors are super picky about which titles they are willing to buy, and they only buy the ones that they...

How to Find the Highest Offer When Selling Books or Textbooks Online

By: Mr. Wade

Searching google, you'll find a handful of companies that actually buy your books - companies that you can ship your books to, and they will send you payment when they receive them. Some names include Booksrun, eCampus, Buyback101, and more. However, the price each of these companies is willing to pay can vary by a lot. If you have a stack of books to sell,...

Where Can I Sell My Used Books and Textbooks?

By: Mr. Wade

[College Textbooks] Two simple answers - online or locally. But where is the best place to sell my used books? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Advantages to Selling Books OnlineThe price you get for a particular used book depends on two factors - how many people need that book and how many of them are available in inventory. It's a perfect...

Download BookTrapper for IOS and Android - Scan Barcodes and Compare Book Prices

By: Mr. Wade

You can now download BookTrapper for your IOS or Android phone. Using the app, select sell, buy, or rent and scan a barcode - prices will appear in the list below. Or you can enter a ten or thirteen digit ISBN number into the search field. Download:    FunctionalityAll the functionality currently available on BookTrapper.com is not yet built into our IOS and Android apps....

5 Ways Reading Books Aloud Benefits Children

By: Mr. Wade

#1 The Skill of VisualizationAs a child listens to an adult read aloud, he or she develops the ability to make mental pictures of what's happening in the story. Those mental pictures are what help the child remember what he/she has read or heard - reading comprehension. The ability to learn later in life is mostly dependent on one's ability to retain knowledge gained through...

Facebook Textbook Exchange - Use BookTrapper Instead

By: Mr. Wade

For every university you'll find a Facebook textbook exchange group, but there's a better option. BookTrapper is designed for this very purpose, and it works so much better than a Facebook group for selling textbooks on campus. The problem with using Facebook groups for selling textbooks is that there will be thousands of members, and everyone posts books they want to sell and those...

Why do Science Textbooks Cost so Much More?

By: Mr. Wade

If you choose a major that requires lots of science classes, you'll spend much more on textbooks over the course of your college career. But why is this so? Why do some textbooks cost so much more than others? Is it printing costs alone that determines value? Is it the material that contributes most the cost? Material Dictates CostScience is a rapidly advancing field,...

Should You Go to a Two Year College and then Transfer?

By: Mr. Wade

Many high school graduates have the option to go to immediately move away from home and attend a four year school or stay in town, go to a junior college, and then transfer after two years. But which better? Each has advantages and disadvantages. Two Year SchoolsStudents are normally able to maintain a better GPA at junior colleges because the courses are not designed to...

Law Students: Use BookTrapper to Sell those Expensive Textbooks with Each Other

By: Mr. Wade

If you are thinking about going to law school, you already know how expensive it can be. Many new lawyers start their first job with over one hundred thousand dollars in student load debt. If they go to a private college such as Emory University, they will have even more. One expense that often gets overlooked is the cost of textbooks for law school. Per...

Advice for Choosing a College Major

By: Mr. Wade

Statisticians will harp on the fact that historically, people who go to college earn significantly more over their lifetimes than those who do not attend. These statistics go back decades, but are they as true today as they were in 1970? That question is up for debate as many college graduates are burdened by debt, and total student loan debt passes one trillion dollars. Is a...

Post Textbooks for Sale at Your Dorm or Apartment

By: Mr. Wade

BookTrapper.com just added a new feature - students can now search their dorm or apartment complex for classmates to buy and sell textbooks with. In your dashboard, you'll see a button right by the semester select button. It will have a magnifying glass and the name of your dorm/apartment (which you entered earlier). Click this button and it will immediately filter the current results set...

Will Print Textbooks Ever Go Away Completely?

By: Mr. Wade

As of late, there has been lots of speculation that hardcover textbooks will fall pray to the digital revolution and ebooks will eat away at sales until publishers give up completely. However, it's a big industry, and there are reasons why hardcovers have stuck around this long. I don't foresee a complete switch to ebooks, but many publishers are discoutinuing some hardcovers in favor of...

Can Students Save Money by Using Off-Campus Bookstores?

By: Mr. Wade

Yes, in many cases, books and school supplies are cheaper off campus because independent businesses have to offer lower prices as an alternative - otherwise they wouldn't be in business. The on-campus bookstore has a natural monopoly - that's where students shop because that's where they go to school. As a general rule, anything you buy on campus is going to be more expensive,...

UGA Students Can Save Money on Textbooks - Here's How (Skip the UGA Bookstore)

By: Mr. Wade

Being a large, research one school, the University of Georgia has a history of high costs for students. Textbooks are no exception. The UGA bookstore make lots and lots of money by selling new, buying used, and reselling back to students. However, online retailers have been making a dent recently. Amazon, Chegg, and many other smaller players are now direct competitors. Students can shop around online...

Georgia Southern Students Now Have a Way to Trade Textbooks with Each Other

By: Mr. Wade

Students at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, like at many other universities, have grown accustomed to obtaining their textbooks through the campus bookstore. But wouldn't it be great if they could just sell directly to other students - the bookstore takes a substantial cut of all sales. By trading, selling, and buying directly with each other, students can save lots of money. I did this when...

Find Classmates Who Need Your Textbooks at College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA - Brunswick)

By: Mr. Wade

This is a really small school, located in Brunswick Georgia. It's right by the ocean, so if you love the beach, it's a great place to go to school. Did I mention it's small? Often it's not practical or financially feasible to move and go to a larger school, and Coastal College of Georgia is fully accredited. You'll get a real good education here just like...

Why Does Georgia Have so Many Colleges?

By: Mr. Wade

If you don't want to go to a small community college, most students apply to the University of Georgia. However, that is a hard school to get into, and many students are not accepted. Compared to the largest colleges in other states, UGA is fairly small. For example, Ohio State has about one hundred thousand students. UGA has only about thirty thousand, which is still...

Waycross College Students(SGSC) - Sell Textbooks to Classmates

By: Mr. Wade

If you are a student at Waycross College (South Georgia State College at Waycross), you've probably struggled with the high price of textbooks at the start of each semester. After finals, you're often disappointed at the low buyback rate the campus bookstore offers. If you're lucky, you know other students who need your book. This site was designed to connect you to your classmates who...