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A textbook or coursebook (UK English) is a manual of instruction in any branch of study. Textbooks are produced according to the demands of educational institutions. Schoolbooks are textbooks and other books used in schools. Nowadays, most textbooks aren't published exclusively in printed format; many are now available as online electronic books.

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See if your school has a facebook page for textbooks. My college does, and I've gotten some awesome deals from other students who have the books I want. Much better pricing than the bookstore and a lot of textbook sites because we're all students so we know the frustration of high textbook costs!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

I have found the best sites to get textbooks from are and I have used other sites and have these sites are the best. You can even sell back your books directly to the or in marketplace to other students.

Contributed by Jamie Lynne Biddle

My biggest tip to those who are looking to buy your textbooks and sell them back is to sell them AS SOON AS YOU'RE DONE USING THEM. Because textbooks are constantly changing editions the older editions lose value drastically. The longer you wait to sell, the less money you'll get back. Also, your best bet is to sell to a friend/aquaintance or to

Contributed by Elaina Schnyderite

This site has helped me save so much time and money on textbooks. It helps you compare the prices from different sites of the book you need.

Contributed by Elaina Schnyderite

Best place to compare textbook prices from every seller on the internet.

Contributed by Tracy Lee

I try to get the best deals on textbooks by trying to order the books early while some of the book sellers/renters are offering deals on textbooks and have them in stock.When I look up the books I will need, I open each of the book websites I have posted here to see if they have the book and at what price, then, I compare them to each other and to my college's bookstore to see whom has the best deal because sometimes they will offer free shipping to you, and if you rent them, free shipping back. Another great way to get a deal on textbooks is to check them out at your local library or school library. I believe I will be trying to do that this upcoming semester to save money.

Contributed by Cassie Leyba

Barnes and Noble sometimes carries textbooks at a reasonable price!

Contributed by Cassie Leyba

Another great textbook buy or rental site. Very reliable and it doesn't cost anything to return the books.

Contributed by Cassie Leyba

An easier place to buy or rent textbooks for college. Very reliable and doesn't cost anything to send the books back to them.

Contributed by Cassie Leyba

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