Thursday, May 27, 2010


We are a family of readers. Even Caitlin (at 6 months old) has a bookshelf full of her favorite board books. When I was recently asked to review a book site it seemed a natural match!

I've mentioned before that I LOVE to read books, but I am not fond of buying new books. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE new books. It is new book prices that bothers me. I also am not one of those people who needs to keep every book I've ever read on the book shelf. Space is at a premium, so I have a pretty fast turn around time with my books.

Sell Used Books Online - Quick Cash, Free Shipping, Free Quotes!

I have recently been introduced to a new site for selling books online. The idea is simple. You enter ISBN numbers from the books you wish to sell. They instantly give you a quote and you can decide if you wish to sell your books or not.

How did it work for me? I went into my book drawer and chose a handful to post.  They have very specific book conditions listed and none of the books I want to get rid of were currently being bought. Out of curiosity I went through the shelf of books we are currently reading and found a number of books that are in demand. (Though not the books I am ready to part with!) I think this site would be ideal for people who buy and quickly read popular, current books. (As opposed to my Irish cast-offs)

Best of all? Free shipping. You get paid for your books and they pay shipping. If you have more than 5 books they even upgrade your free shipping to FedEx. I have had printer problems (another story for another time) and was impressed to see that they will mail the FREE shipping labels to you if you are printer-challenged.

I was driving by a local university and saw a sign advertising "Sell Textbooks for Cash."  I cannot think of an easier way to sell used textbooks. I always loved selling back my textbooks back in the day but it meant long lines...and with instant quotes and free shipping it could not be easier online!

Payment for your books can come via check or PayPal. As a teacher, I love their partnership for school fundraising. This means that you can donate the book sale payment directly to classroom projects via a "Giving Code" (like a gift certificate) you choose on Not a bad second life for books you don't want anyway!

My take? If you have current books or textbooks this site is for you! Regardless I would suggest trying it out. It only takes a couple of minutes to enter the ISBN numbers to find out if it is right for you.

Disclosure: All opinions are mine. I am being compensated with a $25 gift certificate to in exchange for my honest review.

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