3 Best Percy Jackson Books Series

Main topics in this article concern books by the author Rick Riordan about Percy Jackson including such fantasy novels as “The Lightning Thief” and “The Heroes of Olympus”. Continue reading “3 Best Percy Jackson Books Series”

7 Best Note-Taking Methods of Excellent Students

As a student, you understand very well that it is crucial to organise your notes effectively in order to succeed in the upcoming exams. We have all been there when the professor is talking quickly about the unknown subject and you are struggling to get grips of the new information without even mentioning that you have to record all these details. In this situation, students note down separate words or phrases which do not link together and do not prove themselves useful at a later stage of revising. So in order to simplify your life and make sure you avoid having a mish-mash of scribbles in the future, we decided to cover 7 effective note-taking methods which should help you pass your exams well.

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Top College Blogs

If you are a new student to be going to college this fall, you need to understand what you have signed up for! It is a new chapter of your life and it is useful to find out about other people’s experience to get a better idea of what student’s life is like. Now at the age of Facebook it is popular among students to publish posts about their academic and extra-curricular achievements, personal problems, dorm friends, sports activities etc… It is interesting to read this information but very often it provides just an abstract from a certain person’s life. It is hard to understand the impact of this particular event on their overall life and their experiences at college.
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How to Handle Stress in College Students’ Life

These days the college is not associated with the same “wild” experience as it used to be with parties all night long and a carefree lifestyle. Due to higher competition for jobs, a higher rate of unemployment, pressing costs of getting a university degree and new social media standards of what successful students should be like, it becomes highly stressful for students to pursue their studies today. In the news reports, we stumble quite often upon the necessity of psychological help on campus and a requirement for a help hotline to assist students during their hard times. Therefore, stress has become one of the biggest problems during university times!

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A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket

It’s a known fact that for the past decades the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate. New editions of textbooks are made every year, rendering the old ones, in most cases, useless, and students have no choice but to purchase them. Thanks to the Internet, students have been able to find a way to cope with the increasing price. A helpful factor is the emergence of websites and bookstores that give students the opportunity to rent books for a given period of time. They can also search through the web for used textbooks or ebooks which come in prices way cheaper than the original new or paper form. Continue reading “A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket”

When are the best times to sell textbooks?

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Buyback quotes of textbooks fluctuate a lot when comparing those during different seasons, months, and even a couple of weeks apart. If the supply is too high and used textbooks market is flooded by them in a matter of days, obviously, the prices will fall swiftly, and you won’t get too much. This guide is to help you find the best time to sell textbooks and beware of the worst.

  • When the quotes are the best?

The highest demand for books usually tends to be right before the start of the academic year. Companies specializing in textbooks refill their stocks, and students are getting ready for the upcoming semester, so that means they will most likely be ready to buy books. The best season is summer, namely July and August, and to some extent winter, especially January. Continue reading “When are the best times to sell textbooks?”

How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?

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It’s the buyback season, and many students are selling their textbooks to campus bookstores, freshmen, or various websites that offer the best prices. However, sometimes they don’t get the full price or their books are simply not accepted due to bad condition. To avoid this, students can prevent books from getting damaged or used, and here is the list of precautions that you are free to take.

  • Book covers

Textbooks are inevitably getting scratched or creased from use, and if you don’t care too much about the way you stuff them in your bag, a simple book cover might be the perfect way out. It can get torn or dirty, but that won’t influence the price of your book in any way.

  • Careful with food or drinks

Although you can be be tempted to snack during your study marathons before the exams, it’s best that you take a break and eat somewhere far away from the precious $300 books. The same goes to coffee, soda etc. it’s not very nice for the next owner to buy a book and see that someone has been using it as a coaster. Stained books are obviously losing buyback value, so there’s that. Continue reading “How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?”

6 Tips for Students: What to Do in the Summer?

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Summer is finally here, and there is a wide choice of activities in front of you. Some students prefer to use their time for well-deserved rest, and some perceive it as an opportunity to work more. Regardless of what you choose, here are some tips useful for every student on a summer break.

1) Volunteer work

Any work experience is valuable enough to put on the resume. Volunteering, among other things, helps you build communication skills, networking, and group work. It also allows you to try out something new and learn as well as help the community.

2) Summer school

Even if the thought of additional classes in the summer makes us cringe, they might turn out to be very helpful in the sense that you would get ahead in the subject that you were not understanding too well. Student groups are usually smaller in size, so it’s a great chance to get to know your classmates better. Continue reading “6 Tips for Students: What to Do in the Summer?”

What’s up with BooksRun Store?

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Students and graduates of the New York City, sell your used textbooks in our brand new BooksRun.com store! Bring your books and receive extra % of the quote as a gift for the locals.

We also have a wide variety of cheap textbooks that you can buy or rent at the best prices. If you are not a local, don’t worry – check out the selection on the website and keep an eye on our promotions! Also, enjoy our free shipping on orders over $20.

2625 Farragut Rd
Brooklyn NY 11210
Hours of work:

Monday – Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Toll free: (866) 249-9769

You can also download our barcode scanner apps for Android and iPhone!

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BooksRun.com: unique offer for Brooklyn locals

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BooksRun.com recently had a flyer campaign near Brooklyn College!
The students who were lucky enough to receive such a flyer could sell their textbooks for 10% more. Don’t worry, if you missed that promotion, you can simply have your books quoted on the website, bring them to our store, and receive extra cash when selling them. We have great prices for online deals, but our local prices are even better!

BooksRun.com store is located in a very convenient place only six minutes away on foot from Flatbush Ave. – Brooklyn College subway station, so it’s easily accessible both by car and public transport. Feel free to visit our store in order to buy or rent college textbooks at affordable prices, or sell them back and get money! We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

If you don’t live nearby, just check out our website and see that our prices are still the best! Surely better than most campus bookstores.

See the detailed map below:
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