Textbook Buyback

No Buyback sessions have been scheduled at this time.

Search all your books online using our search tool to determine what your book is worth. Stop by the Campus Bookstore with your books that are in demand and sell them to us at any time during store hours.


Student ID Required

How Buyback Works

  • During select periods throughout the year, the Campus Bookstore will buy textbooks that are being used for the upcoming term.
  • Search or register your books as soon as possible
  • We buy books that we think will sell.
  • We buy a certain percentage of the class size, since not everyone wants used books.
  • We will buy back a used book, even if you originally bought it used.
  • We will buy back books that are highlighted.
  • When we buy a book from you we will pay up to 50% of the new value of the book.
  • We will pay you and apply the funds to your debit card or on a Campus Bookstore gift card.
  • We will then sell it for 75% of the new book value.

The books we buy are ready to sell 2 days later as Used Textbooks. This means that the best selection of used textbooks is generally available the week before classes start.

Here is the confusing part....

The Campus Bookstore does not want to buy every book you want to sell. For your convenience there is a representative from a Used Book company buying back books at the same time. The Used Book company buys the books the Campus Bookstore does not want. They will sell the books to campuses across North America as Used Books. They only pay 5 to 35 % of the wholesale price of the book. What is confusing is that the buying process is computerized and when you are selling your books, you are selling to the same person even though some books end up in the Campus Bookstore and some go to the Used Book company. Although the Used Book company prices are much lower, they are there for the person who does not really want their textbooks and there is no demand in Windsor for them. Some funds are better than nothing. Since books are often reused in a later term it often makes sense to hang onto them and sell them to the Campus Bookstore later and get 50%.


Bring your textbooks back to the Campus Bookstore at the end of the term to get up to 50% in funds applied to debit card or Campus Bookstore gift card. Finals week is the best time to get the most cash back, so sell early!

Books must include all original materials (CDs, etc.) and a Student ID or identification will be required at the time of buyback.

Each book has a unique ISBN number. This number is used to search our databases for a buyback price. You can find the ISBN of your book on the back page near the barcode.

Once you submit your ISBN of your book, we search to see if an Instructor has re-adopted the book or if there is a demand at other schools across Canada.

Remember: Buyback price changes with supply and demand. So check back often.

Condition of Book

We want used books not abused books and we reserve the right to refuse to purchase damaged books or books that are unlikely to be repurchased by other students. Highlighting is usually OK,  but we won't buy anything that looks like it was dropped in a puddle, has mold, broken spines or torn covers.

Please check with the Campus Bookstore for more details.

Is your book listed with our buyback?

View book list search here to check it out!

You may register your books & email at anytime. After searching the book ISBN and receiving your search results, bring the used books to sell to the Campus Bookstore.

If you have just purchased a new book for your course, you may register any title at any time and be automatically notified at a later date when and if we are buying back your registered title.

As soon as your registered book is available to sell back, you will receive notification through email. You may un-registered any book using the link located at the bottom of your email.