10 reasons to choose BooksRun from other venues

When it comes to make a decision whom to cooperate with to get as much cash as quoted while selling your old textbooks, there is no easy way to choose the right and well-trusted marketplace among the abundance of suggestions on the net. Clearly, various reviews from users may be a great hand in making that hard choice, however, each venue always attempts to attract a potential customer to collaborate only with their e-commerce as no one else would be so preferable. Well, our BooksRun marketplace won’t be left behind the tendency of customer’s temptation as this post will be totally devoted to the enlisted priorities that make our e-platform more outstanding that others giving our lovely customers extra-benefits that no other venue may boast of.


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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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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!”

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)


Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927040 (no access card)
Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927026 (Access Card Package)
Author: Elaine N. Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn
Edition: 10
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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)


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)”

How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?


Getting textbooks for college classes is a must in most cases, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on them. Sure, going to the closest college bookstore and buying a new, crispy copy with packaging still intact is the easiest way, but if you’re not as eager to waste money on the book you’re going to use for one short semester, there are many, many other ways to save up. Continue reading “How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?”