Use the following guide to save money on textbooks.
Tip #1: Don't buy textbooks from your college's bookstore. You can get them for much cheaper if you buy them online.
Amazon.com is probably your best bet as far as getting the best deal from a reputable online seller who can ship it out to you as quick as possible.
If you haven't done so already, sign up for a free 6-month trial of Amazon Prime Student to enable you to receive free two-day shipping on anything you end up ordering from Amazon.
Once you have the list of textbooks you need for your classes, head over to Amazon's textbook page and enter the title or ISBN of the book. Here they'll present you with a wide variety of purchase options that typically include buying it new, buying it used, renting, or getting the eTextbook version, so you can select the option that best fits your budget and the form you prefer it in.
Other popular websites for textbooks include Barnes & Noble, Chegg, eCampus, and VitalSource.
If you would like to get an idea of what you will be paying for your textbooks, enter a textbook title or ISBN to find it online:
Below you will find links to all the textbook topics we've written about. Some to note include our textbook coupon codes page that lists current discount codes that can be used to purchase textbooks from online sellers, a list of where to sell your textbooks when you're finished with them, and our ranking of online textbook sellers.
If you're interested in learning other ways to save in college, check out our money saving tips for college students.