There are quite a bit of websites to find used textbooks for sale, and most of the offers seem reasonable. But how would you find which site is the best to sell used textbooks? BookScouter will help you to find your way around and save some money by choosing the right vendor.

BookScouter affiliate, Kyle Taylor, founder and editor of, posted an article today on titled, “For an A+ in Selling Used Textbooks, Learn About These Sites”. was mentioned as the number one resource for selling used textbooks. His excerpt of BookScouter is below.

Kyle Talor about Selling Used Textbooks on BookScouter

BookScouter is a great site. I used it to make up to $750 a month selling textbooks, and depending on which books you have at hand, you can make some serious cash.

When you put a book’s ISBN into BookScouter, it scans a bunch of different book reselling sites and displays what each reseller is currently offering for that title. You get to pick the offer you like best and then ship your book directly to that reseller, who pays by PayPal or check.

To get an idea of what these different resellers offer, let’s test a random textbook: the seventh edition of “Principles of Microeconomics,” by N. Gregory Mankiw, ISBN 9781285165905. It was published in January 2014, and its publisher, Cengage Learning, gives $271.95 as the list price.

On, BookScouter, the highest offer came from RentText at $91.55, and the lowest offer was eTextShop at $41.25. Not bad, right? Here’s a little more information about BookScouter:

Pros of selling used books on BookScouter:

  • The site compares offers from many different textbook resellers.
  • BookScouter [vendors] pay primarily by PayPal or check.

Cons of selling textbooks on BookScouter:

  • Doesn’t share reseller guidelines on acceptable book condition. Instead, it routes you to the reseller’s website, where you’ll have to search for them. If you send in a book that is determined to be unacceptable, you won’t get paid.
  • According to their FAQ: “BookScouter is not very useful for selling rare, collectible or antique books.”

If you’d like to hear Kyle’s other four recommended sites to sell used textbooks, see the full article on Or, if you want to keep up with other penny-pinching ideas, visit Kyle’s personal site,

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