Used vs New Books

USED* vs. NEW: What's the difference?

(nb: This discussion describes our top-quality USED books that are identified by an ISBN ending with a "U."  Please refer to our Used Book Conditions Explained page for details on our more inexpensive FAIR and PASSABLE offerings.)

PRICE is the main difference between our top-quality USED* and NEW textbooks.

You'll usually save between 20% and 70% off publishers' school prices when you buy top-quality USED textbooks from Western Campus Resources.

Beyond lower prices, though, there aren't many differences.

The team of book cleaners at Western Campus strives to restore each and every USED text as closely as possible to its original condition.

To do so, they check the structural integrity of the cover and binding of every USED book. They also remove any writing, drawing or underlining found on the interior pages.

Then, before we ship your USED books, we carefully inspect them to ensure they'll meet your high standards.

The result? Many top-quality USED textbooks are often indistinguishable from NEW books.

For more information about NEW and USED textbooks, call 1-800-995-5283 or [email protected]
*USED textbooks often qualify for Free Freight.
Did you know we buy surplus USED textbooks?