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Textbook Buybacks

Don’t let your old textbooks sit on a shelf and collect dust. Bring them back to the Conestoga College Bookstore to get money for them.

Textbook buyback will take place at all three Conestoga College Bookstore locations (Doon, Waterloo & Guelph campuses) from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21 and from Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28.

  • Doon Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Waterloo Hours: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Guelph Hours: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Starting on Monday, May 1, textbook buyback will continue on a regular daily basis at the Doon Campus Bookstore.

In order to sell your books back, you must have your Conestoga ONE Card (or proof of enrollment, showing you are a current student) and a debit card with you. Please note that all funds earned from selling textbooks must be put on a debit card.

Condition of Books

Please note that the Bookstore may refuse to buy damaged books or books that are unlikely to be re-purchased by other students. This can include books that are water-damaged, damaged with tears and rips in the pages or covers, and have excessive highlighting or writing.

Buyback Prices & Availability

The Conestoga College Bookstore not only purchases books for itself, but for third-party used book companies. Buyback prices and availability are based on demand.

When instructors at Conestoga College order textbooks for courses in upcoming terms, we create a buyback list. If we know which books are needed and we are not already overstocked, we will pay up to 50% of the retail purchase price. Please note some books are used in classes that are taught only once a year. In other cases, a book can be replaced by a newer edition or format, or by an alternate choice from another publisher.

If a book does not end up on our buyback list or we have reached our quota, some books will be purchased by third-party used book companies at their current market value. The value of the book, as determined by the used book company, is based upon the national demand and whether or not it is a current edition. Their buyback prices typically range up to 30% of the retail price.

Are we Currently Buying your Book Back?

You can check whether we are buying your textbook back and at what price. To do so, you will need to have the ISBN number of the book you are trying to sell back. Due to the real-time nature of textbook demand, prices and availability are updated on an ongoing basis and are subject to change without notice. Prices offered are on a first come, first served basis.

If we aren’t buying your textbooks right now, register your books and email address so that you can be notified when and if we are buying back your registered book.

For more information about textbook buyback, please contact the Doon Campus Bookstore at 519-748-5220 ext. 3241 or bookstore@conestogac.on.ca.

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