Buyback Condition Guide

Before sending us your books, it is important that you make sure they fit our acceptance criteria and condition guidelines. Please carefully read the description of the item on BooksRun or a publisher’s website when entering the ISBN, including following criteria: type of cover, presence of supplementary materials such as CDs/DVDs, access codes, multiple volumes.

1) Things you need to pay attention to:

  • Loose leaf editions

Loose leaf / a la Carte editions frequently have ISBNs of hardcovers or paperbacks on them, and it often confuses students who are willing to sell them. Correct ISBN of a loose leaf is usually located on the copyright page. Some loose leaf editions are custom made and do not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be accepted for buyback as they cannot be given a quote.

  • Multiple volume sets

If your book has only one ISBN and it corresponds to a set with many volumes, then you need to send us the whole set. We cannot accept only one book from the whole set for buyback if it does not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be quoted.

  • Stickers and tape

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7 Things to do on a Winter Break + Christmas Coupon Code!

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The winter break is nigh! Finally, the time of the year when you can relax and do absolutely nothing is almost here. However, nothing is not the only thing you can do during the break, and some activities can be both useful and entertaining.

1. Read a book. You may not have enough time for reading books for pleasure during the semester, but now you’ve got a chance to remember that books can also be not about calculus. Continue reading “7 Things to do on a Winter Break + Christmas Coupon Code!”

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus?

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Going home for Thanksgiving holiday might be just what college students need in order to relax before the tests: a lot of real food, meeting your old friends and family, clean laundry, even showering without flip-flops (which is a luxury for dorm dwellers). However, not everyone can afford such a trip, and there are a few options that can help you make your Thanksgiving enjoyable.

  • Get invited to a local friend’s house

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Top Medical Textbooks Buyback: October/November 2016

If you attend a medical school, you should definitely know that textbooks tend to be really expensive, not to mention the fact that the tuition fee and the study duration exceed all expectations.  In order not to end up spending a fortune, you can buy used textbooks or sell them back after the semester (while renting is also an option).

You are lucky in the sense that used medical textbooks are often an equivalent of a goldmine. For example, Anatomy & Physiology course is exteremly popular, and students prefer to use secondhand books. Below, you can see the list of most popular buybacks on the medical subject:

Human Anatomy & Physiology (Tenth Edition)

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Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927040 (no access card)
Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927026 (Access Card Package)
Author: Elaine N. Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn
Edition: 10
Category: Medical, Anatomy Continue reading “Top Medical Textbooks Buyback: October/November 2016”

Coupon Offer for BooksRun Apps Extended!

It’s study time! Midterms, finals, and tests are waiting to be passed, and all of them require a ton of materials for preparation.
However, we’re sure that you know that all these textbooks cost way too much. We are happy to provide an opportunity to get rid of them—for cash!

Simply follow the steps below to make use of the 10% coupon for your buyback order: Continue reading “Coupon Offer for BooksRun Apps Extended!”

Halloween 2016 Tips with BooksRun! (Coupon Inside)

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Boys and girls of every age, it’s Halloween time! And if you want to throw an unforgettable Halloween-themed campus party, you need to start preparing right now.

1. Costumes

Of course, the dress up part of this holiday always steals all the spotlight. In order not to rush to Walmart and grab the last pathetic cat ears two hours before the party, think about your costume a couple of weeks before the actual date. You might want to do a group costume with your friends or even set a theme for the whole party, like Walking Dead characters or Pokémon. Continue reading “Halloween 2016 Tips with BooksRun! (Coupon Inside)”

BooksRun Barcode Scanner Apps for Android and iPhone Available!

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Tired of manually typing the ISBNs? Don’t have access to a computer? Wanna know the buyback price of a textbook in front of you right now?
Quote your books with our new free barcode scanner now you can create your buyback orders on BooksRun.com from anywhere you want!
Use the coupon code APPS16 and get 10% extra on buyback orders with apps!
Our app is now available on both Android and iOS devices.

It’s extremely easy to use simply load the app and follow these steps:

  • Scan book’s barcode with your smartphone’s camera (or type the ISBN into the field)
  • Get instant buyback quotes and add them to your order
  • Click on the item to change quantity and condition
  • Checkout using your BooksRun account or by creating a new account
  • Choose your method of payment by check or PayPal
  • Sell your books!

Afterwards, you just need to access a printer, print a free shipping label, and drop your package at the nearest post office. You will get paid by check or PayPal within 2 business days after order processing.

Now you may think, why download the BooksRun App for Android or iPhone?

First, it’s a great chance for college students and graduates: you can quickly sell the textbooks you don’t need anymore and get paid in cash. Also, it’s very useful for book scouting as you can instantly quote multiple ISBNs with our barcode scanner in a matter of a few seconds. There are no other requirements except having an smartphone with a camera and a working connection to the internet. No payment for downloads or use included.

You can always contact our support and ask any questions about the apps on BooksRun.com!

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Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?

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Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world is it possible to learn many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).

Here are some tips that will help you. Nothing particularly mysterious or any terrible secrets passed down from generation to generation of people with straight A’s, just a small guide to improve your reading and studying habits.

First, find a nice location. It’s quite important to both sit comfortably (so that nothing would distract you) and feel collected – i.e. not lying on your back with a textbook threatening to slip out of your hands and land on your face. No judging, but I personally don’t find that studying position extremely efficient. Continue reading “Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?”

Why Social Media and You Should Take a Break in the Relationship?

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Summer is the best season to switch off and relax, and it’s never been more fitting to take a break off social media. If you simply can’t imagine spending a day without social media, and if you feel that your relationship has become a little bit too controlling from their side, here’s a whole list of reasons to have a bit less of them in your life below:

  • More time

Imagine how much time you spend browsing through the feeds of different social networks, consuming information of dubious usefulness. Dare to ask yourself: do you really need to read these “13 Hilarious Tweets about Pokemon”? If you can happily live without this knowledge, then you may spend this time on something else: catch up with a friend, take a hike or read a book. Continue reading “Why Social Media and You Should Take a Break in the Relationship?”

How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?

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On-campus thefts are no rarity, and when you think about important items that could easily be stolen you usually imagine money, bicycles, laptops, mobile phones… but almost never textbooks. We tend to take care and ensure that our laptops and smartphones are in a safe place that thieves cannot reach, but college textbooks do not enjoy this kind of attention.

What to do if you want to prevent your textbooks from being stolen? Continue reading “How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?”