On the main page, type the ISBN of the book you want to sell into the search box and click the Search button. The book will be either added to the seller cart automatically or show up buy / sell / rent offers. After checking out, you'll have to print the prepaid shipping label and send your books within 5 days after creating the order.
You can always check the tracking number that was given with the prepaid shipping label. It can be found on our website inside your order or in the email confirming it. Please remember that packages are usually processed within 2 business days, and payment is issued within 4 business days after processing.
We mostly buy back college textbooks. Make sure you have checked the Terms & Conditions to see what is meant by "New", "Used - Very Good" and "Used - Acceptable" condition, and also see what are the features of the books we do not buy.
You need to type the ISBN of the book into the search box to see the quote we give for it. If the ISBN of the international edition is the same as for regular US edition, please contact us to find out if we buy it. Note: we do not currently buy back most international editions.
We do not provide prepaid shipping labels outside US. However, you can create an order and send the package at your own expense with any shipping company you like (please provide a tracking number and inlcude packing slip). Make sure you have read our Terms & Conditions.
We will accept only what is listed on our website, could be found using ISBN, and is not marked as "not accepted". Supplementary materials coming in package with the book need to be included in a pristine state.
Total value of one buyback order should be higher than $40. This condition is imposed so we could provide free shipping labels for you.
Please make sure the text you input exactly matches your coupon code (including case). Most promo codes cannot be applied when you are redirected from price comparison or partner sites.
You can see the status of your order and payment inside your account in Orders section. If the order shows as "Delivered", it will be processed the same or next business day (during the season this may take a bit longer). How soon will it get paid?
Yes, you can always re-activate your order with initial 5 days shipping time. To do that, go to Orders section, find your order and click Recalculate button. This will refresh all book quotes and enable order with new ship deadline.
The ISBN is a 10 or 13 digit number that is unique to a particular title, author, edition and publisher. It can be found on the back cover of each book or inside on the copyright page.
If a book has a sticker with a ISBN, you need to remove the sticker and focus on the number which is located near the barcode printed on the back cover. If you have a loose leaf, you need to look at the copyright page to find the correct ISBN.
If you have a teacher/instructor's edition or a review copy which has the same ISBN as a student edition, please contact us to learn if we are buying it, otherwise you might end up with a zero quote. Note: we are currently unable to purchase most instructor's editions.
If you have a loose leaf/a la Carte copy, make sure that the ISBN you have quoted corresponds to this particular edition, not a hardcover or paperback. The correct ISBN of a loose leaf is usually located on the copyright page.
The payment for buyback order can be issued via PayPal or check depending on your choice.
Payments are usually issued within 4 business days after order processing. Delivery of the check usually takes up to 20 business days. PayPal payments are instant.
If you have received notification that your PayPal payment was issued but there is no sign of it, please make sure you have entered the correct existing PayPal address. If the email was not linked to your PayPal account, please link it in order to claim your funds. If the email is correct and linked and you still did not get the payment, please contact us.
Please note that delivery of the check usually takes up to 20 business days depending on the proximity of your address to our location, and carriers sometimes encounter shipping delays. If your order shows as "Paid" for more then 20 business days and you still have not received your check, please contact us.
You can change the method of payment and/or PayPal address at any time in Orders section before the order is processed.
If your quote was adjusted due to your book not meeting the buyback criteria, you can accept the adjusted quote or request a return within 72 hours after processing. Return shipping fee needs to be compensated by the customer.
Your buyback order will be processed in 2 days after accepting the adjustment.
Print free shipping label provided to you with your buyback order. Afterwards, simply send the package at the nearest USPS or FedEx office depending on the type of your label. Please do not use collection boxes as tracking numbers are updated only upon scanning, and you might end up with a late shipment.
Our prepaid shipping labels are provided by USPS or FedEx depending on the weight of the package.
You need to ship your package within 5 days after creating the order so that your buyback quotes would be guaranteed. If you have missed the deadline, you can simply recalculate the quotes inside your Orders section and have 5 more days to ship it. Shipping late without recalculation might lead to quote adjustment.
If you don't want to use the prepaid shipping label provided by BooksRun, you can ship the package to our address with any postal company you like at your expense. Make sure you do it within 5 days from the moment of creating the order. Please provide the tracking number as soon as you ship the package and include packing slip so we could identify your package and guarantee your quotes.
With standard shipping rates, it can take up to 10 business days depending on your location (not taking into account unintended shipping delays). Please note that if you ship from outside of mainland USA, it might take even longer.
Check out our Packing guide that helps you ensure safe delivery of your textbooks.
If there are no USPS or FedEx tracking updates about your shipment, the order is automatically marked as cancelled after 5 days. If you shipped the books in time, don't worry: the order will change back as soon as the information is submitted to the website. Alternatively, you can mark your order as Shipped, to ensure that it won't get cancelled without tracking updates.
No problem, you can always recalculate your order before shipping and reset your deadline.
We will take as many copies as the quantity setting in the Seller cart allows you to add. If you have more than that, you will need to contact us before sending them, otherwise you risk being paid less than the original quote. Please put the items in one order and do not create multiple orders containing only one book, otherwise the fees for each additional label would be deducted from your buyback quote.
We are always looking for clients like you and would happily pay extra in some cases.
Rental item should be shipped back to us until the deadline. You can also always extend your rental period for 15 days for a fee. If your rental is not shipped in time, your card will be charged with the extension fee.
Yes, you can find a free return shipping label inside your rental order on our website.
We only refund items that were initially purchased. But you can always return the rental back to us for free.
During the period of 14 days after the delivery, you can send the item in the unused and undamaged condition back to our address, and we will issue a refund for the book after it is delivered. Please note that access codes need to be unopened and unused, otherwise the refund will not be issued. Please also remember that a 10% restocking fee may apply.
Unfortunately, we can ship books only to US addresses (excluding territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam etc).
You can check out our Affiliate program and join us. All you need to do is simply post a referral link in your Twitter, Facebook, blog etc. and receive commission on every sale coming from you. It's an ideal passive income source for students and site/blog owners.
We provide variable commission structure ranging 5% - 8% depending on sales figures.
Yes, we have price API both for buyback and for purchase/rentals, you just need to sign up with our affiliate program.