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Textbook Buybacks


 Textbook Buyback FAQs


When are textbook buybacks?
     The MECC Bookstore has two buyback events each school year- one per semester. Look for our posters around finals week!

Where are textbook buybacks?
     On-campus buybacks will be at the MECC bookstore. There are also online options available to sell your books back through wholesaler companies. Take a look at

     the links available at the bottom of the page.

How do I find the amount that I will receive for my textbooks?
      Textbooks will be eligible for up to 50% of the new price. The amount given will depend on the condition of the book and the needs of the bookstore.

Can I sell my textbooks back early?
    We will only be able to purchase your textbooks during the designated buyback periods for each semester.


If you have any additional questions, please give us a call at 276-523-7461.

Buyback Information
Search for Buyback Information by ISBN

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Add an ISBN to your buyback list by typing the number into the Enter ISBN: field. Click the Add ISBN to List button to build your list.

View My Buyback Alert List

Click the link below to view ISBNs in your current buyback alert list. This list may also include books you have previously purchased through this site.

View My Buyback Alert List

MECC Bookstore makes every effort to get you the highest possible price for your USED books.

Buyback operates on a first-come, first serve basis so be early to get the best price for your textbook. The quantity being bought back is limited and may be reached at any time. The price paid back during buyback is subject to change without notice. Many titles that reach the bookstore’s quantity are also being bought back at a wholesale price.

Textbook condition is important.
Textbooks should include all components and be in good shape to be purchased at buyback.

Certain workbooks, study guides, lab manuals, sprial-bound books, books with tear-out pages, books with excessive writing or highlighting, books with missing CDs, missing or badly damaged covers, broken spines or missing pages are generally NOT bought back. The wholesaler for MECC Bookstore reserves the right to determine the quality of each book to decide if the book is in re-sellable condition and reserves the right to refuse the purchase of any book based on condition