Need College Textbooks? Or Need To Get Rid Of Some?? Read On!! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Need College Textbooks? Or Need To Get Rid Of Some?? Read On!!

I found out about two sites that I SO wish I'd known about when I went back to school for my Specialist degree last year! I thought I'd share them with you in case you were heading back to college... or maybe you've got kids going to college! The first is Campus Book Rentals.

Renting textbooks instead of buying them? Genius! Right now, you can rent any book for $29 in their summer sale! Like I said, I so wish I'd known about this a year ago. Textbooks might be one of the most outrageously priced things out there! Maybe we need to write some textbooks! :-P

But, for those of you that didn't rent, and didn't sell your books back- here's a deal for you! YOU can rent your books out to other students and make at least two times as much as you would just outright selling them back to the bookstore! It's called Rent Back!

I'll definitely be doing this with some of my books that I still have from my classes. The best part is, you don't have to deal with shipping the books, you just get paid every time they get rented!

Hope this helps you out! Now, go clean out your bookshelves! :)


  1. Hmm, I got an email from them, too...

    Fifth in the Middle

  2. What a great tip! I was just looking through some boxes of books and found some college textbooks I didn't sell back two years ago. I'll have to look into this...

    Joy in the Journey

  3. This is a great idea! Textbooks can be so expensive.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. It's funny you mention you're working towards your Specialist degree, I was just talking to someone about this the other day. When I moved from GA to PA I was working towards mine, then when I got to PA I found out no one up there had even heard of it. Penn State doesn't offer them and none of the professors or teachers have heard of them! Luckily the pay scale up here isn't dependent on degree held, just hours of graduate credit, so I just finished an equivalent number of Specialist, but still a pay raise at least! I know it's common in GA, but I'm curious if other places offer them.

    The weird thing is there are teachers in my district getting paid doctorate level pay, but have never gotten their Master's...but did take 3 hours here and there of grad credit over the years until it added up.

  5. I'm weird, I have to keep my books just in case someday I need them! I know a lot of people in my program now sell them back or rent them but I just can't do it. I also have to buy the brand new books. It does not please my husband. :)

    Literacy Spark

  6. This is awesome! I'm in the middle of my master's degree and this will help out a lot!

  7. is a credible site and often has the best rental prices. However always do a Textbook Price Comparison. For example this particular nursing book:

    Price Compare NCLEX review: 9781437708257

    You will see that you can buy a used copy for a few dollars more than the price of a rental - no need to worry about returning on time, plus you may be able to resell the book.



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