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Textbook Buyback and Rental Check-In

Spring rental books are due back by Thursday, May 3, 2018.

We pay up to 50% of purchase price for select textbooks.*

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We buy back books every day.
Rental books can be checked in any time before the due date.

Can't stop by the JMU Bookstore before your rental books are due?

You can mail your rental books back to us before the due date:

  • Include a note with your name, email address and phone number.
  • Include your patron ID number if you have it.
  • Write "Rental Check-In" on the outside of the package.
  • Mail your books to: JMU Bookstore - 211 Bluestone Dr. - MSC 2902 - Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

Can't make it to the JMU Bookstore to sell back your books?

You can sell your books online directly to our national wholesaler. Please be advised, they only buy books at the wholesale price and based on national demand. They may pay less or nothing at all for some titles that are being bought back at the JMU Bookstore.

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We only buy back books in resalable condition. (Missing pages, water damage, excessive highlighting, the answers written in, a broken binding, etc. are not acceptable buyback conditions.)

Course Materials Orders:

If an instructor has requested your textbook for next term, then the value increases. Books falling into this category may be worth anywhere from 30% to 50% of the original purchase price. Generally speaking, textbooks will be purchased until we reach our shelf stock limit.

Overstocks and Current Editions Not Being Used on Campus:

If we have reached our limit on a particular title for next term, or if your book has not been requested for next term and is a current edition, we may still purchase it. The CASH back you will receive is based on various criteria including the national demand and the needs of other bookstores.