Get paid the day after we check your items.
We’ll even provide the postage label.
Use your phone as a barcode scanner.
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Sell Books Online

Money and the We Buy Books website displayed on a laptop Whether you’re short on cash, downsizing, planning on updating your literary collection or looking to declutter your home, you can sell books online right here at WeBuyBooks along with CDs, DVDs and video games, and it couldn’t be any easier.

Screenshot of We Buy Books selling page How do I sell my books online?

Now you could try to sell books online using eBay, but this means wasting money on insertion fees and sitting for days waiting for someone to bid, and the likelihood is you’ll probably be disappointed with the final offer. So the easy, hassle free way to sell books online is with We Buy Books, in fact it’s a no brainer…

Get an instant online offer, post your books for free, and get paid within 5 working days. Simple. Selling books online has never been so easy! Just follow the simple steps below:

This is usually found on the back cover of your item.

Step 2 get a valuation - shaking handsGET A VALUATION
We will let you know how much your item is worth.

Step 3 package your itemsPACKAGE YOUR ITEMS
Print your pre-paid postage label and attach it to your package.

Step 4 get paidGET PAID
Post your items, once received we’ll pay the funds into your account

Here’s why We Buy Books is the best place to sell books online:

  • Best Prices on the Web
  • Hassle free
  • FREE Postage
  • Quick Payment
  • Free barcode scanning app – scan and sell faster than ever
  • As seen on Channel 4’s Super Scrimper and in the Daily Mail
  • Outstanding customer service

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What are the best books to sell online?

You’ll be glad to know we buy all sorts of books, from novels to textbooks we buy books of all types and genres including:

  • A selection of the best books to sell including the beginner's photography and Girl BossArt – How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are, Chanel: Collections and Creations, Portraits: John Berger on Artists
  • Architecture – Architect’s Pocket Book (Routledge Pocket Books), Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, Studio Craft & Technique for Architects
  • Photography – The Beginner’s Photography Guide (Dk), The Busy Girl’s Guide to Digital Photography, Digital Photography Month by Month
  • Business – Strategic Brand Management, #Girlboss, The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
  • Finance – Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists, Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
  • Law – Life in the United Kingdom: a guide for new residents, Blackstone’s EU Treaties & Legislation 2015- 2016 (Blackstone’s Statute Series)

Check out the We Buy Books Hot List for more information on what books are fetching the most money right now!

What condition do my books need to be in?

If your books look like they’ve just about survived a nuclear bomb then the likelihood is we won’t be able to accept them, sorry guys! So to avoid the disappointment make sure your books are free from the following damage:

Damaged books and defects

Other defects we won’t accept include:

  • Fire or smoke damage
  • Tears to the cover or pages
  • Significant damage or wear to the binding
  • Water damage
  • Badly stained
  • Missing, loose or torn page

Check out our Item Condition Guidelines for more defects to look out for.

A selection of booksWhat are you waiting for?
Grab a book and try our service today!

Simply head over to our selling basket and start selling your old books online! You’re just moments away from decluttering your home whilst making some money along the way!

Get your scan on with our mobile app

It’s even easier to sell books online with our brand new mobile app. Turning your mobile camera into a state of the art scanning device you’ll be able to find out the value of the books you’re looking to sell with one simple push of a button.

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Stop the press! You can now sell DVDs online to We Buy Books, along with CDs and games. Making money selling books has never been easier, so what are you waiting for? Head over to our selling basket NOW!



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