Bellevue College Bookstore | Buyback
Latest News:

9/2: The next book buyback will be December 8th-10th, 9am-5pm.

9/22: The last day for Fall 2015 refunds is Monday, 9/28 at 5pm.

Regular Store Hours:
  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Questions or Concerns?

The Bookstore wants to make things work efficiently for our students.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or comments you may have at 425-564-2285...

Bellevue College Bookstore
Textbook Buyback
What is the Buyback Program?
Textbook Buyback | Information

The Bookstore provides buyback options to the students during the first and last week of every term.

During the first week, a wholesale company provides students with an option to sell books to them. These prices are based on a national rating system and the prices average 10 - 30% of new book price.

At the second buyback during the last week of each term, the bookstore participates by providing their list of books needed. The textbook wholesaler purchases these designated books at the price set by the bookstore which is up to 40% of the new book price. Any book that does not appear on the bookstore list is eligible to be purchased by the wholesaler.

The only criterion needed for books to be purchased by the bookstore is that they are adopted by faculty for the upcoming term and stock is needed at the bookstore. The books that are purchased on behalf of the bookstore are added to existing stock with a 25% mark-up. The wholesale company, on the other hand, purchases books based on a national rating system and the prices average 10 - 30% of new book price.

Books Not Eligible For Buyback
Textbook Buyback | Non-Eligibility:
  • The books are not adopted by faculty for the upcoming term
  • The books are expected to change editions and enough copies were purchased by the bookstore before the buyback.
  • There are currently enough copies in the bookstore left over from the previous terms.
  • There are components contained in a bundle/package with one-time usage.
  • The book has liquid damage and/or excessive highlighting.
Where Do I Sell My Used Books?
Textbook Buyback| Operations

Winter closing buyback operates in L-100 between March 23 - 26th Monday & Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm. Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Spring opening buyback operates April 6 - 8th, 9am - 5pm.