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The Easy Way to Sell Books Online!

Have you got lots of old books lying around the house? Sell books online with WeBuyBooks! It’s quick and easy to do - just enter the ISBN number and we’ll give you an instant cash offer. Send your books to us for free and get paid the next day, once we’ve received them. And selling is even easier on our app! Simply scan the barcode and get an instant cash offer. 

How Do I Sell My Books Using WeBuyBooks?

WeBuyBooks are the book buying specialists and we provide an easy way to sell books online, simply head over to our selling basket, enter the ISBN code of each book you’d like to sell and within seconds you’ll receive an instant offer!

Once you’re happy with your offer, post your books to us FREE of charge. Struggling with the process? Just follow the simple steps below:

  1. Enter the IBSN number
  2. Get an instant offer
  3. Send us your items
  4. Get paid the next working day

You can also use our free mobile book selling app. It’s the fastest way to sell books for cash, just scan the barcode and receive an instant offer. Available for iOS and Android devices.

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Easy, quick & stress-free. How it works.

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Enter barcode or ISBN number
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Instant Valuation
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Get paid!

Clear Space and Earn Cash!

If you’re short on cash, downsizing, leaving university or just want a good clear out, you can sell your old books for cash! We buy all kinds of books, from university textbooks to cookbooks.

We’ve paid out over £20 million to our sellers so far, and we’ll automatically add an extra 5% to any sale worth over £25. More space and more cash - it’s a win-win!

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Why Sell Books to WeBuyBooks?

WeBuyBooks should be your number one choice to sell books. Why? Because we’ll give you an instant cash offer and pay you the next day, as soon as we’ve received your books. That means there’s no hanging about waiting for buyers to find your books or haggling over bids. Sell it. Post it. Get paid.

  • Instant valuation – Unlike other online selling sites, we’ll give you an instant cash offer for your book. There’s no waiting for buyers to bid on your books. 
  • Next-day payment – Once we’ve received and checked your books, we’ll pay you the next day, so you can start spending that extra cash.
  • Free postage – Send all your books in one go with pre-paid postage, instead of sending them to multiple addresses.
  • Free collection – We can collect books from your home for free, which is especially useful when you want to sell books in bulk.
  • 5% bonus – When you make any sale worth over £25, we’ll automatically increase your offer by 5%.
  • Charity partners – When you sell books to us, you can choose to donate the value of that sale to one of our brilliant charity partners.
  • Sell various items – you can sell multiple books at once and you can also sell DVDs, CDs and video games as well. Talk about two birds, one stone!

Scan, Send & Get Paid

If you want a fast, secure way to sell your books, the best thing to do is to download the WeBuyBooks app.

All you need to do is go to your app store, download the app, open it up and use our handy barcode scanner to get an instant cash price. We’re available on Android and Apple.

The Green Way to Sell Books!

Did you know that selling your old books online is actually better for the environment than recycling them? That’s because another reader can use your copy, instead of buying a new one. That saves pollution from production and transport. 

Here at WeBuyBooks, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment. That’s why we’ve made our recycling pledge. If we receive your book and it doesn’t meet our condition guidelines, we’ll give you the option to return it to you at cost, or recycle it for you. That stops any of our books ending up in landfill.

Our recycling pledge

We Don’t Just Buy Books…

Yes, you can sell books to us, but did you know you can also sell DVDs, CDs and video games as well? That means you can get rid of all your old stuff in one go! And it’s just as easy to sell DVDs, CDs and video games.

Simply enter the ISBN number (or scan the barcode on the app) and we’ll give you an instant valuation. Then, post your items to us for free and we’ll pay you the next day, as soon as we receive your items.

What Condition Do My Books Have to Be In?

We’ve got clear condition guidelines for the books we will accept. Whilst we can accept books with the odd turned corner, we can’t accept books with significant damage, missing pages or are stained.

Check our full condition guidelines to make sure your book is suitable to sell. If we receive your book and it doesn’t meet our guidelines, we’ll give you the option to have it returned at cost, or recycle it for you. Read our full condition guidelines before selling.

Item condition guidelines

We're unable to accept books with the following defects:
  • 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 Pages

What Books Can I Sell?

You’ll be glad to know we consider buying any genre of book including:

  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction Books
  • Novels
  • Comic Books
  • Art Books
  • Business Books
  • Uni/Textbooks

And just about any other book you can think of! We also love to buy books from a multitude of specialist genres, including meteorology, astronomy, economics, philosophy and more!

Browse our catalogue of specialist books to see if yours is listed.

So far this year, our customers have made an average of £23.71* by selling their items toWeBuyBooks The Book Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

Time to get rid of your old books? Clear space by selling books to WeBuyBooks. Selling books is actually better for the environment than recycling them. That’s because another reader can use your copy, instead of buying a new one. This reduces waste and pollution.

Just enter the ISBN or scan the barcode on the app. We’ll give you an instant valuation. Post your books for FREE and get paid the next day.

You can sell books to WeBuyBooks. Just enter the ISBN and receive a FREE instant valuation. Post your books to us for FREE or choose our home collection option. Get paid the next day, just as soon as we’ve received your books.

Selling books couldn’t be easier with WeBuyBooks. Just enter the ISBN and receive an instant valuation. Post your books for FREE or choose our home collection option. Get paid the next day, as soon as we’ve received your books.

Alternatively, download our FREE app from the App Store or Google Play. Use the app to scan the barcode and receive an instant valuation. Then, post your books for FREE or choose our home collection offer. We’ll pay you the next day, once we’ve received your books.

It all depends on the book. For example, if you have a first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, you’ve got a book that’s worth its weight in gold! However, if you’ve got a third edition reprint, the book’s value will be significantly less. The best way to know if your book is worth something is to keep an eye out for the print edition and use our calculator to get an instant valuation; then, you can decide if you’re happy with it and accept our offer.

The easiest way to find the value of old books is by entering your ISBN into your selling basket on our website or downloading our app and scanning the barcodes to get an instant cash valuation. Some books don’t have barcodes or ISBNs, so you can use the WeBuyBooks catalogue to get a valuation, or get in touch, and we’ll give you a personal valuation.

You should send your items within seven days of accepting our offer. If we haven’t received the items within 21 days, the price offered may not be valid, and upon receipt, we may adjust the amount to the current valuation

Once you’ve accepted our offer, you can print your free postage label at home, or we can send you one. All you need to do is label your boxes and send them via Evri. You can drop them at your local Evri parcel shop or arrange a home collection.

You can choose your preferred method of payment. Choose from bank transfer, paypal or cheque. We endeavour to pay you via your preferred payment method within 1 working day of checking your items.

Yes, you can sell books and DVDs to WeBuyBooks. You can also sell CDs and video games as well. The selling process remains the same. Just enter the ISBN and receive an instant valuation. Post your items for FREE and get paid the next day, once we’ve received them.

You can sell books from every era and every genre to WeBuyBooks. That includes textbooks, recipe books, fiction, non-fiction, comic books and more. We also buy specialist books, like philosophy or astronomy books. If you have a rare or antique book, you can search for it in our catalogue or contact us directly.

You can still sell books without an ISBN. Just search it by name in our catalogue. If you still can’t find it, contact us directly and our specialist book buyers will be able to give you a valuation.

The criteria aren’t set in stone, but certain things make a book more likely to be rare. The first is the edition of the book; first editions are usually rarer than newer editions, especially when it comes to older books. There are several other criteria, such as the book being signed, previously owned by a famous person or having a distinct look. However, these factors don’t always mean the books are worth anything.

Helpful guides and advice on selling your books

Want to know how to get more bang for your book? Looking for our item condition guidelines? Then you're in the right place

Want to know how to get more bang for your book? More hints and tips? Try exploring our blog.

What are You Waiting For? Sell Your Books Today!

Whether you want to declutter your home or make a bit of extra cash, WeBuyBooks is the place to sell books. Simply head over to our selling basket and start selling books online!

It’s even easier to sell books online with our mobile app. Turn your mobile phone into a barcode scanner, as you use your phone’s camera to quickly find out the value of your books. Available to download from the App store and Google Play store. And don’t forget, you can also sell DVDs and Blu-Rays online at WeBuyBooks!

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