NEW: Sellback app:UBC students can check the Sellback value of their textbooks on smartphones: Apple iPhone and Google Android mobile platforms. With the app you can use your smartphone's camera to read barcodes. No need to type in the ISBN of your books! At the start and end of Terms 1 and 2, we have larger Sellback promotions (at this time we able offer textbook sell back in-store only. We cannot accept books sent to us through the mail).
VANCOUVER: Larger Sellback dates - closed on Sundays. In partnership with Follett:
August 31 – September 18, during store hours
OKANAGAN: Larger Sellback dates:
August 31 – September 14: 9:30 – 4:00 Monday-Friday
Septemer 15. 9:30 – 2:00
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who determines the Sellback price?
If the book is being used again at UBC for the following term, you will receive up to 50 per cent of the new price of the book. Books not being used again at UBC may be bought by our wholesale partner who determines the price based on demand in North America. Check the value of your textbook (updated regularly, but prices may adjust).
What if I bought the textbooks somewhere else or don’t have my receipt?
No problem. You do not need a sales receipt to sell your textbooks back to us.
What if my textbooks can't be bought back?
Try our student-to-student Used book classifieds. UBC Bookstore works with Books for Africa, a non-profit organization that ships textbooks to Africa. You can donate unwanted books to this program at our front cashiers and we’ll ensure they continue to be of use to students in developing nations.