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Buyback Information
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Add an ISBN to your buyback list by typing the number into the Enter ISBN: field. Click the Add ISBN to List button to build your list.



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Click the link below to view ISBNs in your current buyback alert list. This list may also include books you have previously purchased through this site.

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RETAIL buyback now through August 15

Check our prices before going somewhere else!

The USI Campus Store buys books all year (with a few exceptions) at a wholesale rate (approximately 0-20% of the book's value) in the store. Market demand determines wholesale prices.

Buyback tips from the USI Campus Store

More bucks for your books

Unless you have worked in a college bookstore, turning unwanted textbooks into cash seems so simple. Take a step behind the scenes of the USI Campus Store Buyback. There are many factors that affect the amount of money you receive. This knowledge can help you get the best price!

To ensure you receive the best price, encourage your professors to turn in their textbook orders as soon as possible! Your hard-work can literally pay off.

Did you know that books are sorted into two types: retail and wholesale?
  • You get the most cash for retail books that will be used at USI next semester. There are currently hundreds of different titles on our retail buyback list! You will receive up to 50% of the price you paid for the book depending if you purchased it new or used!
  • Wholesale books are books not being used at USI next semester or the bookstore already has enough inventory of that book. The wholesale price is the national market value for the book. Any wholesale books are boxed up and shipped to the wholesale company daily.

Bring in all your old textbooks

Retail and wholesale textbooks are bought back during the same transaction. The large volume of incoming books during Buyback keeps everyone on their toes!

Here is more important Buyback information:
  • Sell early!
  • Writing and highlighting inside books is okay.
  • Bring all components along with your textbooks, including access cards, CDs, and any other items.
  • Books usually have no value if they are water damaged, have missing pages, have answers filled in, torn bindings, or are old editions.

Sell your books online with free shipping!

Your USI Campus Store has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation's largest textbook wholesaler, to offer you the best wholesale prices for your used books if you are not able to visit the store. Use the section below to see the book's wholesale value. Retail prices (50% of the purchase price) are offered in the store during the dates mentioned above.

Please Note: This link for online buyback is primarily provided for our Distance Learning customers who cannot physically bring their books into the USI Campus Store for buyback. Clicking on the link above will take you to the website of our used book business partner, MBS Textbook Exchange, where you can sell your books for whatever prevailing wholesale value they have. You will be selling your books to MBS, not to the USI Campus Store.

For books that will be used for the upcoming semester, the USI Campus Store will usually pay more than the wholesale value; however, for the USI Campus Store to pay the higher price, the books must be physically brought to the store for buyback.

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