At We Buy Books you can choose your preferred payment method and we pay quicker than anyone else! At the point of setting up your account you choose either:
We seek to pay you with 5 working days of checking your items although if we are really busy it might take a day or so longer.
We do buy a wide variety of items however we already have multiple copies of many of the “best sellers” and popular titles and unfortunately are not a position buy further copies. Popular fiction (particularly paperbacks by popular authors) often falls into this category. Another reason for a title being rejected is the age of the publication. Books published within the last two years are more likely to be accepted. Similar principles apply to CD’s, DVD’s, Blue Rays and Games in that the more popular and common they are the less likely we ar to accept them. Note our prices and the list of items that we can buy are updated every day.
Unfortunately we cannot purchase book club editions.
If the Readers Digest edition has an ISBN number (and the more recent editions do on the publishing information page at the front of the book) this can be typed into our website and these are treated just like any other book. If the edition does not have an ISBN number unfortunately we are not able to purchase the book.
Do you purchase ex library books?
Yes we do purchase ex library books proving they are in a reasonable condition. You must have permission from the library and it must be stamped with the withdrawal stamp. If you are a library service with multiple books we recommend that you contact us directly since we have a library book purchasing service which is more likely to suit your needs.
Yes we do buy textbooks. In fact college level textbooks are more likely to be purchased than many other types of book. Type in the ISBN number and we’ll make you an offer.
To add on your voucher code, you need to be on the selling basket page. Click on “+ Voucher Code” in the blue box. A green box will appear, here you can enter your voucher code.
To gain your offer ID number, you will need to log into your account. Click on “My Account” at the top in the blue banner. Scroll down and underneath “View Past Offers” will be your offer ID number.
We would not buy items with missing cases, packaging or that are damaged. Please read our condition guidelines
No we don’t accept promotional discs that for example are given away with a newspaper and we definitely do not accept pirate or homemade copies of discs. Our staff are trained to spot pirate copies and we reserve the right to report receipt of such items together with the senders details to the authorities if we suspect attempts to sell us such items are deliberate.
This website cannot cater for this sort of book. However it does not mean that we are not interested. We suggest that you take pictures of the books and send them to us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. Just so you know we are unlikely to be interested in 20th century encyclopaedias.
If you have old books without ISBN numbers please contact us
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. Since 1970 the vast majority of titles that have been published have a unique number identifying it. This is either a 10 or 13 digit number. It is normally found on the back cover of the book under a barcode. However it can be located in other places:
For discs you input the number below the barcode including the digits on the extreme left and right. Use the barcode that is printed on the original packaging. Any other barcodes on stickers are likely to have been placed on by the retailer and should be removed particularly if they cover the original barcode.
We generate the correct number of postage labels depending on the weight of your items, however, should you require more you can access these my logging into your account.
It is a simple 4 step process:
You should send your items within 7 days of acceptance of our offer. If we have not received the items within 21 days the price offered may not be valid and upon receipt the amount paid may be adjusted by us to the current valuations.
Yes we do have an account with myHermes and if you are guaranteed to be in on a particular day you can arrange a collection. Simply select the myHermes option when prompted, pack your items and log back in to your account to arrange the collection. myHermes collect Monday – Saturday between 8am-8pm.
We’re sorry but we’re not set up for members of the public dropping off items directly. You should use the freepost service and in most cases the items will be delivered to us the next working day.
If you would like to send us regular consignments of books, CD’s, DVD’s, Blue Rays or Games e.g. become a “scouter” please contact us and we’ll advise you if there might be any special benefit for providing us with a regular supply of books.
Apart from your items and protection for them, no. The way we can tell which box of items belongs to you is from the unique barcode that is on the bottom of your free postage label.
This is no problem. Contact us with your address and we’ll post you a label.
Yes we can buy your items but unlike the UK you will be responsible for the cost of shipping the books to us.
If you are having problems we want to know about them. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our contact us page and use our web form to submit your enquiry, one of our experts will be in contact to help you with your questions.