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Textbook Buy Back

Turn Your Textbooks into Cash!

Turning your textbooks into cash is easy when you follow these simple steps: 


Find your textbooks

During your last week of classes in each semester, locate the gently-used textbooks you want to sell.

The UFV Bookstore will look to buy back textbooks that are in good condition with:

  • no rips
  • no tears
  • no water damage
  • no stains
  • or extensive marking

To receive the best price, the textbooks must be recent editions that the bookstore can re-sell for the next semester's courses.

Coursepacks, looseleaf textbooks or bundled materials that are now missing pieces will not be accepted.


Identify the next Textbook Buy Back dates

Confirm the next Buy Back dates on our website, or social media.

Summer 2022 Buy Back Dates
UFV Abbotsford Bookstore Aug/Sept 23-25 & 30-1


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Drop by the Bookstore to sell your books

Bring your books to the Bookstore during the Buy Back period, to have them appraised and purchased by our team.

Please note that we are unable to confirm if your book will be eligible for Buy Back over the phone or email.

Buyback FAQs

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions:


Q1:  How much will I get back for my books?

A1: When we do buy back there are two offers that you can possibly receive.  We will always give you the highest offer.

First is a possible offer from the Bookstore which is UP TO 50% of the New value of the book.

Second is a possible offer from a third-party company called MBS which is UP TO 30% of the new value.

Q2: What are some reasons my book wouldn't be bought back by the Bookstore?

A2: If the textbook has gone to a new edition, then the Bookstore will not make an offer.  If the book is not being used for this semester the Bookstore will not make an offer.  If the Bookstore is not making an offer, then sometimes the third -party is interested.

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