Christmas Contest Announcement

At last! Christmas holidays are coming! Now it’s BooksRun Christmas Contest with 2 prizes at stake – iPad and Kindle!

How to win Kindle:

  • repost that particular blog article to your active Facebook account;
  • place our hashtag #BooksRunChristmas above the post;
  • become our participant for a nice prize automatically;
  • The winner? The person chosen randomly by our system!









How to win iPad:

  • create a spectacular Christmas-themed construction totally made of books (i.e.  a Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, etc.);
  • repost the photo with hashtag #BooksRunChristmas to your active Facebook account and Instagram;
  • collect as many “Likes” to the post on your page as possible;
  • The winner? The person with more “Likes”!

The winners of BooksRun Christmas contest will be announced on December 25, 2017: the most creative, innovative and simply the luckiest men to win such amazing prizes! Good luck, dear participants!

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Top 6 Textbooks to Buy in July 2017

It’s not such a big secret that publishers keep making new editions of popular textbook titles every single year, but apparently, some books never go out of fashion as they keep holding the top places in our sales rankings. Most of them are required basics in such courses as Anatomy & Physiology, Sociology, Calculus etc. and serve as an introduction into the world of other specialized subjects.

The most popular categories that we were selling in June and July 2017 proved to be Anatomy and Mathematics. Sociology and Biology were slightly behind, but what they were lacking in quantity they gained in speed of how quickly they were sold.

1. Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing


ISBN-13: 9781451130607
Author: Janice L. Hinkle PhD RN CNRN, Kerry H. Cheever PhD RN
Thirteenth, North American Edition
 Medical, Anatomy
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Happy 4th of July! 8% extra Coupon on Textbook Sellback


Fourth of July is parades, fireworks, BBQ… and a new BooksRun coupon for your next buyback order!
To receive 8% extra on your buyback order, simply follow these 5 steps below… Continue reading “Happy 4th of July! 8% extra Coupon on Textbook Sellback”

It’s Finals Week! Sell your Books for Cash


Now it’s time to finally sell all the textbooks… make sure to get at least something positive out of them, like cash!
To receive 7% extra on your buyback order, Continue reading “It’s Finals Week! Sell your Books for Cash”

Happy Cinco de Mayo from BooksRun!

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Get yourself a Margarita and celebrate with a new BooksRun coupon code! With 7% extra, BooksRun wishes you happy Cinco de Mayo!

Simply follow these 5 steps below: Continue reading “Happy Cinco de Mayo from BooksRun!”

Watch out for Textbooks with Stickers and Tape!

If you or your friends have ever purchased a textbook from a bookstore or online seller, you have most likely encountered a situation when some of them are sold while being completely covered with stickers saying something like “USED BOOK!” But is this really the purpose of these stickers – to loudly inform you that this book is, in fact, used?

Such stickers and black tape (which sometimes covers half of the book) hide not very nice secrets. Underneath, there might be a wide variety of different markings.

1) Different ISBN

The most innocent thing that can happen to a book that has a sticker is that it can have a different ISBN.
For example, a bundle which includes a book and an access code has been sold to a student. The book, obviously, has an ISBN which corresponds to the bundle printed on the cover and is quoted by buyback websites accordingly. However, if the student has used this access code and sold the book back to the college bookstore, this bookstore often puts the sticker which has an ISBN and barcode of a standalone book and sell it again as such.

2) Instructor’s editions

Again and again, every day we receive hundreds of books covered with tape and stickers to such extent that it’s hard to recognize them. Markings saying Instructor’s edition or Teacher’s edition and their ISBNs is the most common thing that is hiding under all this.

3) Complimentary copies

Complimentary copies, examination copies, free copies, uncorrected proofs, not for sale, not for resale – you name it, we’ve seen it. They are not for sale. We cannot accept them. Absolutely. Please make sure to remove stickers and tape from the cover before selling textbooks. Continue reading “Watch out for Textbooks with Stickers and Tape!”

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!


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?


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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