What Should I Do With Old Textbooks?

Generally, wait until you go to class before you purchase your books. Unless you’re explicitly told to get the book and do readings before class starts (yuck), I recommend waiting until you go to the first class and receive the syllabus before buying all required readings. That’s what I do.

How do you know what textbooks to buy for college?

Visit a student bookstore on or near campus. These bookstores coordinate efforts with instructors of the college courses to have the books on hand that students need. Find the subject area of your course and look for the course number. Books here are organized by the instructors’ last names.

What is the average cost of a college textbook?

Over the course of a year, the average college student spends more than $1,200 on books and materials, according to the College Board. Of course, the problem with the high and rapidly rising cost of textbooks isn’t new.

Where can I buy used textbooks online?

AbeBooks has been in the business of helping school, college and university students to find and buy cheap textbooks online since 1996. Thousands of independent booksellers – many of them local bookstores – list their new and used textbooks for sale on our site.

Where can I get textbooks for free?

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Does Barnes and Nobles sell used books?

To find used textbooks, just search by title, author, or ISBN to see if we have a used version of the textbook you are looking for. We offer you low prices, so you can stretch your budget. Some of our used textbooks are listed at up to 70% off. We sell only the highest-quality used books.

Does Barnes and Noble sell textbooks?

From new and used textbooks to workbooks, test prep materials, & more, Barnes & Noble has a wide selection of educational books. Browse and purchase textbooks with a peace of mind at Barnes & Noble.

Is it better to rent or buy textbooks?

You can try to sell your purchased textbooks directly to other students rather than to the bookstore, which might get you closer to what you originally spent. Renting your books is usually cheaper. You pay the cost up front, which is a fraction of the cost, and just return your book at the end of the semester.

Where can I rent textbooks for college?

Usually, each version of a book has a few changes, but over a number of editions, those changes accumulate and significantly alter the textbook. Most professors are fine with the students using the previous version of the book or even an earlier version than that.

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