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Bookstore buyback information

May 4, 2010

Textbook buyback is a CSU Bookstore-sponsored event that takes place at the end of the term in an effort to recycle titles that will be used in the future.

Triple-win for you, CSU Bookstore, next-term students

Buyback is a triple-win situation where current students get cash for selling their books, bookstores get in-demand used titles to put on their shelves, and future students are offered money-saving used editions next term.

Buying and selling used books benefits everyone involved by cutting costs and reducing the environmental strain of additional textbook printing.

Textbook buyback schedule
May 5-14

We offer four convenient locations to sell back your unwanted textbooks:

CSU Bookstore (Lory Student Center)
  • Wednesday, May 5 – Friday, May 7, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Outside Clark C (west side)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday, May 6 & 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 10 - Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moby parking lot (west side)
  • Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 6 & Friday May 7, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday May 10 – Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Durrell Dining Center
  • Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here's how to get the most money at buyback:

  • Even if you originally bought the book "used" you can still sell it back — we pay the same amount whether you originally purchased it new or used.
  • Sell early - You'll usually get the best price if you sell unwanted texts to the CSU Bookstore as soon as buyback begins.
  • During the end-of-the-term buyback we pay top dollar for books, so don't wait until the beginning of the next term.
  • Bring any CDs, video tapes, or charts that came with the book. Missing items may mean less money.
  • Highlighting in your book does not decrease its value.