Some online stores that sell college textbooks include Amazon, Chegg and BIGWORDS, as of 2015. These sites all offer large selections of academic textbooks, many at extremely reduced prices.
As one of the largest book retailers online, Amazon offers almost any textbook a student might need. The site doesn’t always boast the lowest prices on new books, but users can often find good deals through Amazon’s Marketplace, which offers used copies of books. Amazon also offers many digital textbooks for the Kindle.
Chegg is another enduring textbook site that offers some of the lowest prices online. Using the site’s simple interface, users enter a book’s title or ISBN to see all available options and prices. The site commonly offers new, used and digital versions of textbooks. Chegg also allows students to rent many textbooks for the duration of a semester, paying reduced prices provided that the books are returned in good condition.
BIGWORDS acts as a search engine for textbooks, combing through other online textbook retailers in order to find the best deals. By simply entering a book’s title, students can compare that book’s price across a number of other websites. The site offers books to purchase or rent, and it even features a price adjustment tool that can determine the best deals based on shipping costs and other fees.