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Feb 23, 2024

What Happens to Your Books After You Sell Them to WeBuyBooks?


Have you ever sold your stuff online and stopped to wonder what actually happens to your items after they've been sent off? If that’s you, keep reading and we’ll tell you exactly what happens when you choose to sell your books, CDs, DVDs or games to WeBuyBooks.

Once you have accepted your WeBuyBooks offer and posted all your unwanted books using our free postage label, in just a few short days they will arrive at our warehouse. Once the books have arrived at our warehouse, the sorting process starts and one of a few different things will happen, but we’ll get into that in just a moment. So, whether it’s just curiosity that has brought you here, or you are wanting to make sure that your books are going to be looked after, keep reading and all your queries will be answered.

The Sorting Process

Let’s start from the beginning, from the moment that your books are delivered to us. As soon as your books arrive at our warehouse, they are put through a rigorous quality inspection to make sure that they are in good condition. Once they have been passed off by our quality control team, the value of your offer is paid straight to you in the method of your choosing. When your books pass the condition stage and you have been paid, they are added to our system and filed away into our extensive book storage facility.


1. Your Books are Re-Sold

The vast majority of the books that you sell to us are eventually sold online and sent off to their new homes, somewhere around the world, for someone else to cherish. However, because the world of books is full of plot twists and constantly changing, not all books that come to us are sold, keep reading to find out what comes of these elusive tomes.

2. Your Books are Donated


Often the books that aren’t sold are still perfectly usable and it would be such a shame to see them go to waste, and that’s why we have developed an initiative to donate large quantities of unsold books to support local schools. We take great pride in the support that we have managed to provide for schools in our local area; helping to stock school libraries, classrooms and even a book vending machine! Read all about our Little Readers Donation in this blog post.

3. Your Books are Recycled

Here at WeBuyBooks, we don’t believe in waste. In fact, we would do everything we can to avoid it. Because of this, we make sure that not a single book that passes through WeBuyBooks gets sent to a landfill. To achieve this, we make sure that every book that isn’t sold, stored or donated is responsibly recycled so it can be broken down, pulped and turned into cardboard to use again somewhere else.

So, rest assured, you can sleep soundly knowing that all your beloved books will be going to a good cause. If recycling is something that you would like to hear more about, head over our sustainability section on our website to find out a little more.

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