The best way to sell used textbooks is typically through a direct transaction between the book owner and the next user, avoiding a middleman bookstore. Bookstores must turn a profit, so they offer lower prices than the next user might.
Depending on the type of textbook, there are many options for selling used books. Online classified ads and auctions, such as those on Craigslist and eBay, are common choices. Additionally, many universities offer book-swapping or book-selling fairs, bringing students together to sell their used textbooks. Amazon.com also buys back used textbooks before reselling them. They also offer convenient shipping and managing methods.