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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 Summer Term and their guaranteed sell-back prices below.*

Please note that we are not currently buying back any textbooks. There will be a designated time for sell-backs at the end of the Spring/Summer 2021 term, but the dates are not yet finalized due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. Once the dates are confirmed, everything you need to know to sell-back your books will be listed on our website and on our Instagram page (@uoftbookstores). Thank you for your patience!

Guaranteed Titles

TitleISBNGuaranteed Sell-Back Price
Martini 9E / Human Anatomy9780134320762$95.00
Stanfield 6E / Principles of Human Physiology9780134169804$95.00
Silverthorne 8E / Human Physiology9780134605197$95.00
Bausch 8E / Norton Anthology of Short Fiction9780393937763$27.95
Griffiths 4E / Intro to Electrodynamics9781108420419$30.95
Gilovich 5E / Social Psychology9780393667707$58.95
Meyer 3E / Psychopharmacology9781605355559$61.95
Schwalbe 6E / Introduction to Project Management9781544701899$37.95
Griffiths 3E / Intro to Quantum Mechanics9781107189638$30.95
Kellstedt 3E / Fundamentals of Political Science Research9781316642672$21.95

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

FAQs

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.

Please note that we are not currently buying back any textbooks. There will be a designated time for sell-backs at the end of the Spring/Summer 2021 term, but the dates are not yet finalized due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. Once the dates are confirmed, everything you need to know to sell-back your books will be listed on our website and on our Instagram page (@uoftbookstores). Thank you for your patience!

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

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.