What to Do with Old Textbooks: Where to Donate Textbooks, Sell, and Recycle

If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.

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Did you know this about freshmen?! A set of facts to surprise you!

Practically everyone from our community has already experienced (or definitely will do that in the near future) the thrill and magnificence of being a first-year college student. Of course, sophomores, junior and senior students have already passed such a life stage with pride and honor and currently can look at freshmen with a slight sign of supremacy. Nonetheless, each college student faces several hurdles on the way to success. Some people also note that one becomes a real student only during the second year of studies after surviving all crucial exams and gaining necessary credits for their further step of college education. Let’s see what facts will make you feel dizzy as well as excited when even thinking of the first-year studies at college.

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Scientific facts: why should we read books?

Books that we read for pleasure may tell us a lot about human and his inner world. In other words, books are mirrors of our soul. That wonderful spirit of magic and fantasy that broadens mind helps to make real life brighter and full of sense. Of course, one cannot but mention the abundance of pros that reading a book may bring even if we exclude that a different genre of textbooks (especially college books for studies) also teach us to analyze, retrieve facts, focus on details and just develop our logic. However, nowadays up-to-date technologies help scientists who have managed to even estimate the degree of books influence on our general development. Here are the facts that cannot be contradicted: Continue reading “Scientific facts: why should we read books?”

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!”

Tips for a Wonderful Easter!

Easter is coming, Easter is here!

In honor of it we invite you to join us and celebrate with a little treasure: our special promo code: EASTER17 (and you don’t even have to go on a hunt)! Meanwhile, here are some tips that will help you have an amazing Easter:

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Get Your Own Pot of Gold with BooksRun!

Looks like St. Patrick’s is here! Cheers!

This holiday is mostly about spending (especially on alcoholic beverages, let’s be honest), so saving some green can present a true challenge. But keep your head up, ‘cause we’re about to drop some tips to help you with this matter!

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Spring Break Tips

The most obvious choice for spring break is usually travelling. Or simply getting wasted with your friends (like you haven’t done enough of it). But what if there’s simply no way you can afford Mexico right now, but feel a desperate need to have some rest and change of scenery? Well, here are some tips for you.

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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
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How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?

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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?”

The Best Selling Textbook Subjects: Top Buyback Products

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If you’re interested in book scouting or reselling textbooks for profit, it might be useful for you to know what subjects are the most popular and can bring you the most cash. BooksRun experts have worked on the statistics and now can tell you what books on what topics are the most liquid and keep high buyback prices.

Books on accounting, microeconomics, management, and organizational behavior have gained immense popularity during recent years and remain to be so. You can scan the barcode with our app and see the buyback quote of any business-related textbook you want. Continue reading “The Best Selling Textbook Subjects: Top Buyback Products”