We pay CASH for books!About The University BookstoreThe University Bookstore is owned and operated by Syracuse University. Income from operations is used to support a wide variety of University and student activities.Our goal is to buy back as many of your books as possible at the highest rate, regardless of where you bought them.At the end of each Fall &; Spring semester we have multiple locations where we pay premium prices. Check back for specific dates, times, and locations....About the value of used booksThe University Bookstore will pay up to 50% of the current retail price for books being used for the next term. Note: Faculty confirmation required, during semester-end buyback events, limited quantities needed.Book prices are determined by the authors and publishers; used book value is based on supply and demand. The Bookstore works with a wholesale company who may pay 15% to 40% of the current retail price for books having national demand.Prices are subject to change based on quantities needed and condition of the book. Books need to be in usable, resalable condition; reasonable writing and highlighting is acceptable. Instructor desk copies and international editions are not eligible for buyback....About your options for selling booksPrices paid by the University Bookstore are, in most cases, equal or greater than those paid by others.We have year-round textbook buyback service conveniently located at the customer service desk on the upper level of the University Bookstore in Schine Student Center.SU or ESF ID is required except during semester-end buyback events.We always have book donation bins available and work with non-profit organizations to collect your unwanted books as fundraisers.The University Bookstore is currently collecting for Prevent Child Abuse New York.Selling books puts cash in your pocket and increases future availability of used textbooks. Recycling, donating, or selling is good for the environment and keeps your unwanted books out of landfills.