Sources for textbooks: buy, sell, rent, trade

September 28, 2011

More options to refer our students to when they can’t find it here or at the campus bookstore:

Valore Books (megasite) —


Cheap Textbooks (search engine) —


Cheap Textbooks (search engine) —


Chegg (rent, buy, sell — they’ll plant a tree for each book you rent) —


Abe Books (can enter up to 10 ISBNs at once) —


Book Renter (the name says it all) — (free shipping on orders over $25) —


Alibris (we all know this one — they have new/used textbooks, too) —


Campus Books (rent, buy, sell — includes Subject searching) —


BookSwim (Netflix type book rental) —


Text Swap (buy, sell, trade — can search by university) —


FaceBook Marketplace (log in, go to Marketplace, search by title), eBay, Kijiji — Kijiji ( is a subsidiary of eBay with local classified ads


Bartleby (if it’s in the public domain, students might find it free and online here) —


List originally compiled by Merritt College Library (Oakland)

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