Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks


College students, and parents of college students know all too well how expensive text books can be.  The following sites may help with some of that expense:

Affordabook – Comparison shopping via their 20 partner sites.

Amazon – Low prices on new and used books, of course Amazon has text books! – A comparison site.  Offers a downloadable browser add-on in addition to the website for quick searching.

BigWords – Buy, Rent or Sell textbooks.

BookFinder – A comparison site, has a special focus on international editions, allowing users to search for books written in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

BookRenter – Rent textbooks, free shipping and free returns.  Return within 21-days with no charges.

Campus Book Rentals – Another textbook rental site, but this one allows highlighting.  You also have the option to rent out your old textbooks and earn a little money.

Chegg – An online community for students.  Buy or rent textbooks, read course evaluations, post questions to a live community for help with homework.

Get Textbooks – a very simplified site for looking for textbooks.  Offers price comparisons.

Half – Sister site to eBay.  Choose books by condition, price, and or location of seller (for possibly a speedier transaction).  If you are an eBay user, you will use your eBay ID for buying.

Skyo – Options to buy or rent textbooks.  Rentals are unique in that you can choose the length of time in which you rent the book, possibly saving money on rental fees.

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