How to Save Money on College Text Books

How to Save Money on College Text Books

A single college textbook can cost well over $100. Here are a few things that I have learned which helped me save a ton of money.

You can save up to $200 or more on your college textbooks by simply looking at a few other alternatives rather than purchasing books through your schools bookstore. First Alternative is textbook rentals. is an excellent service to begin with and is probably my most favorite of them all. By using this service you can pay as little as a third of your books price to borrow it for a period of time. These rentals can last or 125 days (a full semester), 85 days, and 60 days. Once the semester is over you simply mail them back in a prepaid package. This service also allows you to sell books that you already own. A few other web-based textbook rentals are and

Another option you have is to search for your books on Price Comparison Sites to find the best deal. To find the best deals check out and

Finally, try to get rid of the heavy hardcovers for an electronic book. sells digital copies of textbooks and other course materials.

If you missed out this semester and already purchased your books, try to get the most out of your money when you sell back your books.There are a ton of great sites that buy back used textbooks such as You can also try listing your book on sites such as or even