Sell Textbooks

Sell your used textbooks and get paid cash

Here's how selling with Bookbyte works:


Search by ISBN

Enter your book's ISBN to see our cash offer and accept it.


Choose Payment Method

Choose PayPal or check by mail as your preferred payment method and then provide contact information.


Complete Quote and Print Label

Complete the quote and use the free shipping label we provide to ship your book(s) within five business days.


Ship Book(s) with USPS

Attach your free shipping label to the box and ship from home or your nearest USPS Post Office.


Receive Payment

Once we process your book(s), your payment is issued via PayPal or check by mail—whichever works best for you!

What is an ISBN?

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 10 or 13-digit number, unique to every title and edition. The ISBN can be found in two places:

The isbn location on the title page

1. The title page


The isbn location on the title page

2. Near the bar code

If your book has a sticker placed over the original barcode, please use only the ISBN found on the title page or copyright page. Stickers will, in most cases, have a different barcode with a different ISBN printed on them which indicates the book is an alternate edition (which we don't accept) disguised as the regular student edition.

Okay, got it!

Selling to Bookbyte has benefits

  • Free shipping
    on US orders*

  • Get paid cash
    by check or Paypal

  • More titles

  • Price valid
    for 30 days

Your textbook decreases in value over the year

Advantages of Selling Textbooks Early

It’s no secret that you want to sell your textbook before it gets replaced by a newer edition. Selling early means you’ll get more money, and you’ll get cash for your textbook when you sell it to Bookbyte. And since you want the most cash for your textbook buyback, you want to sell ASAP.

We know how much can change between semesters, so we offer you a protected quote on your textbooks. Once we give you a quote on a textbook, it’s protected for 30 days, even if the value of that textbook goes down. That way, you never get blindsided by a new edition being released after you decide to sell your textbooks.

How Does Selling Textbooks Work?

Bookbyte is happy to buy back textbooks you no longer need. Enter the ISBN or title of the textbook you want to sell in the “Sell” search bar. You’ll see a copy of the textbook and how much we’re offering for it.

If you're happy with the price, click “Continue Sale” and complete the process. We’ll then give you a shipping label to print out (we pay for shipping so you don’t have to) and you send us the textbook. In 4-14 days we receive it, and you get paid via check or PayPal, your choice.

How to sell your textbooks

Will You Accept My Book in Its Condition?

The book must be in resalable condition in order for us to accept it. Regardless of whether the textbook you are selling is in new or used condition, we offer the same quote.
A book in resalable condition


(Like New, Good Used, and Acceptable conditions) books with minor to no signs of wear and tear. This can include staining, discoloration, writing, highlighting, markings, tears, and other general damage from use. All pages must be included and all text legible. Bookbyte pays the same amount for used and unused books in Like New–Acceptable condition.

You will receive the quoted amount.

A book in non-resalable condition


Books that have excessive writing, highlighting, or other markings on over 75% of the pages; cover damage greater than a 2"x2" section; numerous torn pages; excessive odor; mold; obscured text or illegible text; or severe staining covering more than a 1/3 of the page and spanning more than 1/3 of the book; missing pages or stuck-together pages; or books that are deemed inauthentic or a replica.

Non-resalable books will be recycled and no payment will be sent.

Where do I find the ISBN?

Learning how to find and enter your book's real ISBN will save you a lot of time and trouble when selling to Bookbyte. There are a couple places to look but only one is guaranteed to have the correct ISBN.

1. The title page

The ISBN will be the 10 or 13-digit number you find on your textbook's title page or copyright page. If you are trying to sell an international edition, look carefully! These editions will often have two ISBNs printed on them: one for the normal student edition and one for the alternate edition.

The location of the ISBN on the title page
The location of the ISBN on the back cover near the bar code

2. Near the bar code

The ISBN can also sometimes be found above the bar code on the back cover, but we recommend double-checking the title page to make sure you are entering the correct ISBN. Please note: we do not accept instructor edition textbooks of any kind.

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