Future Textbook Buyback Dates
Tuesday, September 6th - Friday, September 9th, 2016
Hours for Buyback
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Book Buyback: How it Works
- Textbook Buyback is held during finals week for Fall, Winter & Spring Terms. For Summer Term, buyback is held a few weeks prior to Fall Term.
- Buyback occurs in partnership with an independent wholesale textbook company which is not a part of BMCC.
- You do not need your receipt to participate in buyback.
Textbook Buyback Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How much money will I get back for my book?
A. If you purchased the textbook new, it has been ordered for the next term, and the Bookstore needs additional copies, you will receive up to 50% of the current new book price. If you bought the book used and it is needed for the upcoming term, you will receive up to 50% of the current used book price. If the book is not needed, you get whatever the current used book wholesale price is. Unfortunately some books are worth nothing.
Q. Why wouldn't the wholesale company buy back my book?
A. The book might be going into a new edition or there is no demand for the textbook at any college or other bookstore. It is also possible that the book is not in resaleable condition.
Q. What condition should my book be in?
A. The books can not be falling apart, missing any pages, or have any water damage. Workbooks must have no answers written in them and any course software must be unopened.
Q. I don't want to wait for the next Bookstore Buyback date. Do I have any other options?
A. YES! The BMCC Bookstore has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange - the nation's largest textbook wholesaler - to offer year-round online buyback. You can now sell back your books ANY TIME, YEAR ROUND!
Here's how it works: Click here or click "Online Buyback" to the left. This redirects you to the MBS portal on the BMCC Bookstore website. Enter the ISBN numbers of the books you want to sell back. The website will offer you a price quote. Select the books you want to sell back, confirm the quote, and an e-mail will be sent to you with a packing list and PRE-PAID shipping label. Package the books, place the packing list inside, stick the shipping label on, and send it to MBS for absolutely FREE. MBS will receive your package, examine the books to ensure acceptable condition, and then issue your check. Within three weeks, you will receive your check in the mail from MBS. If you have more questions, click here. Note: Because you are dealing directly with the wholesaler, the price you receive may be less than what you would get if you sold it back on campus.