This guest post is by Karen Schweitzer from OnlineCollege.org
Buying university textbooks from a campus bookstore is expensive, and selling never yields as much as one would expect. Students who are looking to save money should go straight to the web. There are tons of places online offering deals that cannot be found in a campus store.
Here are 20 places where students can buy, sell, and rent cheap textbooks online:
JS Campus – JS Campus is the UK’s leading student bookseller. Students can receive regular deals on textbooks and shipping.
Better World Books – Students can buy both new and used textbooks through this online book seller. Shipping is cheap–only $3.97 worldwide.
Amazon Textbooks – Students who shop Amazon can save from 30 to 90 percent on new and used textbooks. Amazon is also a good source for study guides, reference books, and prep guides.
Buy.com – Buy.com is a great place to find cheap textbooks online. Students can choose from new and used books and can save more 10 percent off Amazon book pricing.
Powell’s – The largest independent book store in the world, Powell’s offers a wide variety of in-print and out-of-print textbooks at discounted prices.
Waterstone’s – Waterstone’s offers significant discounts on books and free shipping in the UK.
Blackwell – Nicknamed the "knowledge retailer", Blackwell has one of the largest collections of academic texts online. Books can be purchased new or secondhand.
Biblio – With millions of new and secondhand textbooks, chances are Biblio has the text you need. Biblio also features wonderful customer service for students who need help with textbook buying.
The Book Depository – This online book seller offers free worldwide delivery on textbooks and other academic texts.
iChapters – This unique site allows students to decide how they want to purchase textbooks. Students can buy an entire textbook or single chapters.
AbeBooks – Although they are better known for selling books, AbeBooks also has a buyback service for students who want to sell their textbooks. More than one million titles are eligible for buyback.