Textbook Buyback


Look up what your book is worth or sign up for Buyback Alert by clicking here.
For current book buyback promotional information click here.
For special buyback dates click here.

Students can now use the BGSU Bookstore’s new mobile “Sell Books” app to look up buyback prices for textbooks. Available for Apple and Android based smart phones, the camera is used to scan the bar code of the textbook and the current buyback value is displayed.

To get started, click on the appropriate link below to download the app or simply search for “Sell Books BGSU” in the Apple App Store or the Android marketplace.

Apple Android

The BGSU Bookstore pays competitive market prices when purchased for resale in the store, or the current national wholesale market price when purchased for used book wholesalers. We work to give you the best buy back dollar for your books. Ask your instructor if they are going to use the book again next term. If they tell us yes, your book may be worth more at buyback.

 We want your used textbooks! We buy your used books every day at the customer service area at the main entrance of the bookstore. Bring us your current editions in good re-sellable condition with covers, pages, & binding intact and without excessive highlighting or notes written in them.  A valid BGSU ID is required for all buyback transactions.

In addition to the daily buy back, we hold an end of term buy back in the Multi-Purpose room of the Bowen - Thompson Student Union, BG campus, and at the front of Firelands Bookstore.

There are 6 criteria affecting the price offered for your book:
1. Whether or not an instructor will be using the book again
2. The Bookstore's need for additional copies
3. Condition
4. National Demand
5. Whether or not a new edition has been published
6. Custom package missing pieces