What are the best places where to sell books online?

Do you have a collection of books in your shelf just collecting dust? Well, it's a good thing you decided to make some money from them! The people in the community have compiled their best suggestions on where you can sell your preloved titles!

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    #1BookScouter

    BookScouter

    BookScouter is the most popular and one of the best websites made for selling books using the ISBN. It compares the price in each site with just a single click.

    Websites

    Free

    Russell Gutierrez
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "This is the best place to sell books online for me, i love the fact that buyers just flock around you when you have high ratings."
  2. 10

    #2Bookbyte

    Bookbyte

    Deemed as one of the most sought-after websites for the purpose of selling used textbooks for students, Bookbyte's headquarters is based in Salem, Oregon.

    Websites

    Free

    Alice Cui
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "selling books online is made easier with bookbyte. as a college student i sell my used textbooks to lower years with this site."
  3. 8

    #3Powell's Books

    Powell's Books

    Featuring both online and physical bookstore chains, Powell's Books claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. New and used books are available in their stores.

    Websites

    Free

    Eugene Jensen
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "I don't think this is the best place to sell books because technically, it's a store. but i think it's a very great bookstore"

DID YOU KNOW?

Since you're surfing around the internet to find out where to sell books, you must have a title or two in your possession. Well good news for you, because the book-selling industry is alive and thriving. People love to buy books because they take readers into compelling journeys. Whether it's for learning or recreation, books can change and elevate people's lives. Books really do wonders, did you know that there is an urban slang/word for that wonderful sensation you feel when you inhale the aroma of books? Yes, that phenomenon is called Bibliosmia.

You book-reading fans relate to this all too well. You know, the effect the book has on you whenever you breathe the scent of its pages. You can experience nostalgia, and the sense of comfort like you're at home. Many are bewitched by that enticing book smell, the combined aroma of the paper, the glue, and the ink. It's one of the main reasons why traditional books are still in demand despite the dawn of digital e-books. Digital books are generally cheaper but some opt to purchase used books when they want the classic experience on a budget. Because nothing beats the physical satisfaction of reading novel series on paperback! Clearly, bibliosmia is a part of the reading experience, and it's something e-books cannot ever provide.

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    #4Half

    Half

    Considered as one of the top distributors of new and used books, Half.com is a subsidiary of eBay, offering a wide range of items for a comparatively low price.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by model

    Luis Alberto García
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "i am looking for a site where to sell books and found this. its actually confusing because this is literally ebay. but it does the job so thumbs up!"
  2. 5

    #5Cash4Books

    Cash4Books

    Cash4Books is among the best places to sell used textbooks. The seller just has to get a price quote online and proceed to ship the books free of charge.

    Websites

    Free

    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on August 2, 2018
    "I like the process of Cash4Books and they made selling books easy. "
  3. 2

    #6CKY Books

    CKY Books

    CKY Books is a website that allows online selling of movies, CDs, and books. A registration is required to enter the ISBN. The seller will receive quotes for each and confirm the order. Payment was made via PayPal. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lucy Mao
    Written on August 2, 2018
    "I just made an account here and the payment was done by PayPal. "
  4. 2

    #7Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Diana Shaw
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Amazon also accepts buying second-hand books and the process is quite easy for me."
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    #8eCampus

    eCampus

    eCampus.com is a website established for the purpose of renting, buying, and selling books online. Launched in 1999, this online retailer accepts new, used, and electronic textbooks which can be sold or rented.

    Websites

    Free

    Charles Wood
    Written on August 2, 2018
    "They accept all kinds of textbooks, new and used, even e-books!"
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    #9BooksRun

    BooksRun

    BooksRun is an online platform which allows you to buy, sell and rent new and used textbooks and e-books at reasonable prices and with any hassle. It offers free shipping which includes package tracking. 

    Websites

    Free

    Ivan Alekseef
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "They have the best prices and low minimum order price (15$). Plus, shipping is always free and payment is really fast via paypal or check."

Summary

Best What are the best places where to sell books online
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BookScouterWebsites 14 Free
2BookbyteWebsites 10 Free
3Powell's BooksWebsites 8 Free
4HalfWebsites 7 Free
5Cash4BooksWebsites 5 Free
6CKY BooksWebsites 2 Free
7AmazonWebsites 2 Free
8eCampusWebsites 1 Free
9BooksRunWebsites 0 Free
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