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Sell Textbooks

Students celebrating graduating Are you a student looking to sell textbooks? Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from university, left school or simply have a pile of textbooks that are surplus to requirements. Whatever your reasons We Buy Books is a simple and hassle free way to sell textbooks for some much needed extra cash to put towards freshers week, rent or this semester’s reading material.

Textbooks aren’t cheap and in most cases you’ll only need them for a limited period of time before you’re required to overhaul your studying material and invest in a new collection of books.

“It’s estimated the average student will spend almost £100 per semester on textbooks, almost £1000 over a 3 year degree.”

Student working in the library with a textbookSo wouldn’t it be great to make some money back from the textbooks you no longer require? That’s where WeBuyBooks comes in handy…

Experts in buying and recycling old textbooks our service is simply second to none. Offering instant prices, we offer a seamless experience if you want to sell textbooks online and it’s completely hassle free.

81% of students asked say textbooks should be included in university fees.”

So how can you sell textbooks?

You can sell textbooks from the comfort of your living room or student accommodation by simply entering the ISBN number of each textbook into our website and within seconds you’ll receive an instant offer, once you’re happy continue to the checkout and select which payment method you’d prefer.

Then post your textbooks to us FREE of charge using a pre-paid postage label that we’ll email to you! Once we’ve receive your textbooks we’ll aim to pay you within 5 working days, it couldn’t be any simpler!

Struggling to sell textbooks? Check out these 4 simple steps…

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

Step 2 get a valuation GET 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

We buy textbooks associated with all subjects including:
A selection of the best books to sell

  • Art – 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 your textbooks need to be in?

It pays to look after your textbooks because we’re unable to accept textbooks with the following defects:

Damaged books including tears, torn pages and damage to binding

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 pages

Visit our Item Condition Guidelines for more information.


From time to time you’ll want to write notes in your textbooks, luckily we can accept items with underlining, highlighting, or annotations on the following conditions:

Other defects we won’t accept include:

  • There are no crude words or pictures
  • These do not cover more than 50% of any given page
  • It does not affect the text
  • There are no pictures coloured in
  • These are not on more than 20% of the books pages.

Someone scanning an unwanted book using the We Buy Books mobile appSave time with our scanning app…

It’s even easier to sell your textbooks with our mobile app. Turning your camera into a useful scanning device you’ll be able to sell your textbooks whilst on you way home from uni, in the library or anywhere else you find time to make yourself some extra cash.


Start selling your old textbooks today, who knows you could be sat on a goldmine…

So if you’ve got a collection of textbooks you no longer want or need what are you waiting for? See how much money could you make using our service to sell textbooks, you won’t be disappointed!

Check out our Guru Guide for more hints and tips on selling your textbooks or call our customer care team on 01706 248281 if you have any queries.

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