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How Much Are Your Textbooks Worth?

Students receive a coupon for 20% off on SDSU-imprinted apparel and gifts when returning books!



Sign up now, and you'll receive an an SDSU Bookstore EZ Buyback™ reminder e-mail on Dec. 3 listing the books from your courses — and their buyback value! So you'll know ahead of time just what your books are worth. When returning your books, you’ll receive a 20% coupon on any SDSU-imprinted apparel or gift.

Visit to sign up now for your Buyback email reminder! Or sign up at the special buyback computer, just inside the bookstore entrance.

Note: By providing the Bookstore with your email address, the SDSU Bookstore agrees not to share your personal information with anyone.

Buyback is coming!

It doesn’t matter where you purchased your books, the SDSU Bookstore will pay you CASH for your books.

  • When: Buyback starts December 3 and runs through December 14 at nine locations on campus.
  • Where: Just look for the tents at the Bookstore, West Commons, Cuicacalli, Open Air Theater, Business North, Business South, Hepner Hall, Arts & Letters and University Towers.

Buyback then continues in the SDSU Bookstore year 'round, though book value may decrease after the initial buyback period.

Have old textbooks lying around the house?

Bring in the books you don’t need from your personal library. Any textbooks you still have from past semesters can still be brought back during Buyback and exchanged for cash or donated to charity (if they are no longer being accepted for cash).