By Samantha Whittle
As a college student, classroom books take up the majority of expenses each semester. One way to gain back the lost money is to take care of the books and sell them back at the end of the semester to bookstores.
Both the Senatobia campus and DeSoto Center will hold book buy-back Dec. 8 – 15 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The DeSoto Center has extended their times on Dec 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Oxford Center will hold book buy-back Dec. 9 – 11 and Dec. 14 and 15. On each of these days, students can sell back books from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 – 4 p.m.
Students must bring their Northwest student ID to be able to sell back a textbook.
“We normally give 50 percent back on the textbooks we buy back. These include both hard and soft back books,” Joel Boyles, director of union services on the Senatobia campus, said. “Books need to be in good condition to be able for us to buy back.”
The bookstores do not buy back books with access codes or customized books. Books that are loose-leaf and required to be put into a binder are also not bought back.
For the books that cannot be bought back by Northwest, the bookstore will have someone set up outside to do so. The table will be set up on the same dates as book buy-back from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If your books are not able to be purchased by the bookstore or if you believe you could get more another way, trading in books to amazon.com or posting them on book exchange sites could be your best bet. To trade in books to Amazon, go to the website and find the tab that says “Sell us your books.”
By getting a quote on how much the book costs based on its condition and shipping the books to Amazon by a certain date, you could gain money through a gift card from Amazon.
There are many book exchange sites including The Northwest Student Book Exchange on Facebook. This page allows students to post what books they have and want to sell or the books they need. Other students can then post back with responses.