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Textbook Sell-Back Price Guarantee

Shop with confidence with our new Sell-Back Price Guarantee, now available for select textbooks. Bring us back a qualifying textbook at the end of the term and we will buy it from you for a guaranteed amount. View the eligible titles for the Fall Term and their guaranteed sell-back prices below.*

Can't find your textbook on the guaranteed list? We might still buy it! Use our Sell-Back Price Lookup Tool to see if we're currently buying back that title and what we'll pay you for it.

Guaranteed Titles

TitleISBNGuaranteed Sell-Back Price
Hillis 12E / Life: The Science of Biology9781319017644$128
Evert 8E / Raven Biology of Plants9781429219617$122
Stock 4E / Introduction to Econometrics9780134461991$119
Oppenheim 2E / Signals and Systems9780138147570$98
Stanfield 6E / Principles of Human Physiology9780134169804$98
Walpole 9E / Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists9780134115856$97
Mano 5E / Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals9780133760637$91
Baird 5E / Environmental Chemistry9781429277044$90
Russell 4E / Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach9780134610993$89
Barresi 12E / Developmental Biology9781605358222$84
Brady 4E / Elements of Nature and Property of Soils9780133254594$83
Wolfe 6E / Sensation & Perception9781605359724$78
Bierman 2E / Key Concepts in Geomorphology9781319059804$75
Emlen 3E / Evolution Making Sense of Life9781319079864$69
Bizzell 3E / The Rhetorical Tradition9781319032746$57
Dummit 3E / Abstract Algebra9780471433347$54
Aronson 12E / The Social Animal9781464144189$49
Kareiva 2E / Conservation Science9781319146719$47
Schwalbe 6E / An Introduction to Project Management9781544701899$43
Brazliier 3E / The Bedford Book of Genres: A Guide and Reader9781319245085$40
Sellers 4E / The Practice Of Creative Writing9781319215958$40
Rosen 2E / The Norton Introduction to Philosophy9780393624427$37
Griffiths 3E / Introduction to Quantum Mechanics9781107189638$34
Bausch 8E / The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction9780393937763$32
Griffiths 4E / Introduction to Electrodynamics9781108420419$32
Greenblatt 10E / The Norton Anthology English Lit - Romantic Period9780393603057$26
Newman Revised / Computational Physics9781480145511$24
Eri 3E / Genki 19784789017305$23
Greenblatt 10E / The Norton Anthology English Lit - The Victorian Age9780393603064$23
Nietzsche 3E / On the Genealogy of Morality9781316602591$9

*Textbook must be in good condition to be eligible for the guaranteed sell-back price.


A guaranteed sell-back price is the minimum amount we will pay you if you sell your textbook back to us at the end of your course. You can shop with confidence knowing that if you take good care of your textbook, we'll buy it back from you for that guaranteed amount or more.

No. Guaranteed sell-back prices are only available for select textbooks. Since this is a new program, we are testing it out with just 10 titles for the Spring/Summer 2021 term. You can view the list of eligible titles on this page.  If you're shopping for your books online, you can also see if a textbook has a guaranteed sell-back price in the product description. These titles will be identified with signs if you're shopping in-store.

Yes! While we cannot guarantee sell-back prices for any textbooks that are not part of this program, you can still sell other books back to us. At the end of your course, you can use the "Sell My Textbooks" tool on our website to find out whether we are buying back your particular book and what amount we will pay you for it.

The main difference between selling us a book with a guaranteed sell-back price vs. a normal textbook is that with guaranteed sell-back prices, you can find out what we'll buy your book back for BEFORE you even purchase it, instead of finding out at the time you're selling it. This allows you to shop with extra confidence.

No. We do not buy back any digital materials.

If you're interested in selling a textbook head to our Sell Textbooks page to let us know!

We require you to bring a debit card, government-issued photo ID, and the eligible book that you are selling.

No, you do not need to bring a receipt in order to sell us your textbook.

No. We do not accept loose-leaf versions of textbooks, even if our system gives you a quote. We only accept bound textbooks.

Yes, the Bookstore can refuse to buy back your book at their discretion. Most importantly, the book must be in University of Toronto Bookstore Standard condition. University of Toronto Bookstore Standard condition will be judged by the Bookstore alone, and generally means that the book spine is intact, there is no excessive damage to cover or contents, all original pages are intact, all original components are present, and that there is no excessive highlighting, writing or other markings. Normal use of highlighting and writing is permitted.