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Textbook Buyback Information

What can you do with your textbooks when you no longer need or want them? You can sell them back for cash!  The bookstore conducts a textbook buyback at the end of every semester. Here's the scoop:

All books are eligible for buyback. Even if you did not purchase your books from the Hampshire College bookstore, even if your books were used on another campus, you can still sell them back here.

Here's how buyback pricing works: If the bookstore has an active order for your textbook, you will be offered 50 percent of the book's new retail price, regardless of whether the book was purchased new or used. If the bookstore does not have an active order for your textbook, we check for your title on the wantlist database of our largest used book distributor. Our distributor will offer you a percentage of the used book's wholesale price. Obviously, you will be paid a greater amount for the re-adopted textbooks--so remind your professors to place their orders!

Please bring your school ID with you when selling books back. You will be paid in cash, but an ID is required to discourage theft.

If you have any questions about buyback, please feel free to contact the store at 413.559.6000 or email

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