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How to save money on books

Posted on September 3rd, 2008 by Jennifer Frankel

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Continuing on from our series of posts that are addressing concerns and issues from our Facebook international students, this post is concentrating on how to save money buying college textbooks.

College textbooks are an everyday item that you will need for any course that you take, and depending on your course the costs can certainly mount up. Luckily, thanks to our friends over at Edvisors, they have created this fantastic new eBook which provides an overview for students on how to search and find cheap college textbooks.

The eBook is free and will certainly provide you with some excellent tips and hints on where to find the very best deals and the cheapest prices.

>> Download the Cheap College Textbook eBook here!

If you have other ideas and suggestions on how to get free or cheap textbooks for college please post your comments and suggestions below.

The eBook is available in Abode PDF format, and you will need to download and install the appropriate PDF reader in order to view this document. You can obtain this from the Adobe website for free.

26 Responses to “How to save money on books”

  1. Goldie Says:

    Hi, good post, buying books can be real pain, especially here in the UK were my books cost around £40 each! Would like to highlight more financial issues which can affect students over at

  2. jolina Says:

    I think Goldie is right how a day books are escalating in price
    but we consider books are one of the tools for student “guide their
    studies”. Definitely included in the cost of learning..

  3. Alex Says:

    I found a startup of an interesting service yesterday called sharetoshare. gives me a chance to find the item I need for free (including books), all I need is to search it in catalog and find the closest one to me! There is shortage of users and shared items yet, because the project just opened, but I hope it wouldn’t a problem soon.

  4. grants Says:

    Hi, that was a good information on how to save money for book. Textbooks can be one of the greatest expenses for a college student. Buying college textbooks books from other students or online retailers may be able to save you several dollars.Today´s students have many options for buying books

  5. Wes Says:

    That is why I created An easy way to find college textbooks that other students have already completed courses for. Students are automatically matched with each other to trade textbooks for classes they have completed. Trade, Swap, sell, or buy college textbooks from other students. Search the book database, contact the student at your home campus, city, state, or nationwide about the book and save money.

  6. green Says:

    I would suggest using
    Save Money, Save The Planet specializes in the recycling of textbooks, DVDs, CDs. Buying used textbooks not only saves you money, but cuts down on greenhouse gases caused by the manufacturing of new textbooks.
    With you’re not only saving trees, you are saving some green.

  7. Jawahar Says:

    Thanks for these cost saving measures.

  8. Jack Robert Says:

    That was a great blog. Most blogs are not even worth reading.

  9. Samson G. Says:

    Are you planning to blog more on this topic. I would like to learn more.

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  11. let up Says:

    How to save money when buying books? I buy a TON of books (for pleasure, school, hobbies, etc.) and I do like to keep them to lend to others, re-read, etc. The costs of buying books so often really add up. Is there any way a book lover such as myself can cut down on the costs? Is there a store or website that offers steep discounts for frequent buyers?

  12. T. Angelino Says:

    Has anyone checked out . You can buy and sell textbooks directly to other students at your college. It’s like a virtual bulletin board. Also, checkout

  13. Emmanuel Says:

    Buying books posed a great problem for me because i bought a lot new books from the schoolstore. Now, I know how to save money. 1- You can buy books from your school mates-this is very nice.2- copy the ISPN( located at the back of the book) and paste it on a search engine. Results come out with the cheapest price you can think of. Even cheaper than some online stores. You have to search well to find the best price. Here you go. You are saving lots of dollars. You can sell your books when you are done with it. This will bring back, maybe 40% of the price back to you. So this is the best deal. GO ON AND SAVE!!!!!!!!

  14. Hurmat Says:

    Hi to everyone who knows me.
    If one has daily income then one can spare one’s money. Having a lot of books makes the best profit for student.
    Hurmat from Tajikistan

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  17. Jorge W. Says:

    I loved reading this and I dont really like to read 🙂

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  22. Janice Says:

    I love using Chegg to rent texts because I save $$ and they ship fast. Use code CC123047 for a discount every time you order or $5 back when selling Chegg your used texts. Put the code in and hit the “apply” button. This code DOES NOT EXPIRE so it can be used with every order. Feel free to share the code with friends: CC123047.

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  25. Myrtie Binette Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with you; also, I want to thank you for posting much interesting information’s which are new for me. Thanks for expanding my knowledge! Best Regards

  26. Hasan Khan Says:

    I feel like the whole college school book system is a scam … every time I purchase a book and then the next semester a new edition comes out leaving my edition completely worthless.

    Of course, last time I did get lucky and save money buying my books from the internet.

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