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Textbook Buyback Information


The Phoenix Bookstore offers the book buyback at the end of each term (summer sessions included).  Students will have the chance to sell back their books back for cash.  So how does bookbuy back work?

  • If the bookstore has an order from the professor, and we are in need of that textbook, we will offer you 50% of the new price of the book.  So for example let’s say you purchase a used book which is priced at $100 new, $75 used.  If we are able to buy the book back for the store, you would receive $50 for a textbook you paid $75 for.
  • We conduct buyback for the store during finals week of the fall and spring semesters, and during the end of the summer sessions.
  • Books that we do not have an order from the professor, or that we cannot buy, can be sold to a book wholesaler.  The book wholesaler is a used book company that will give you money for your book based on national market value.  Prices are varied for the wholesale buyback.
  • Buyback for the wholesaler is conducted throughout the entire year.  If you are a student who cannot travel to the bookstore, you can check the prices you would receive from the used book company here.  You can also call us at (920) 465-2323 or 1-800-321-UWGB to check the price of the book.  Please be advised that although we are happy to offer you the prices over the phone, they are subject to change.

For more detailed information about the book buyback policy please feel free to click here.

The Phoenix Bookstore

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Drive

Green Bay, WI 54311