|Each semester we buy back textbooks to give you extra cash and to provide a larger used book selection for next semester. Book buyback allows you to save more money on textbook costs.|
|Hawkeye Bookstore can buy books during most of the year but the prime time is during the last two weeks of each fall and spring semester and 2-3 days at the conclusion of summer session.|
|Reasons affecting the price offered for your book...|
1. Which books will you buy?
Any textbook, even if bought at another store, is potentially eligible for buyback. Texts coming out in a new edition, cannot be bought back unless the professor has specified the older edition. Study and lab materials, certain texts with software, and custom published materials are generally not eligible for buyback. Texts with missing pages or excessive damage will also not be bought back.
2. How much are my books worth?
Buyback of texts not reordered by Hawkeye professors will be quoted at a national wholesale company value for your books. Generally, their pricing is 25% or less of the original price of the textbook.
3. Why are books not used locally worth a smaller amount?