At the OTC Bookstore, we buy back books almost every day! You don't have to be a student to sell your book back to us. We also buy your books back no matter where you bought them or where you used them. Please have your student or state-issued ID ready beforeBuyBack.

Book totals of $10 or more will receive a check via mail. No cash will be dispensed at time of BuyBack.

Peak Buyback Dates - Fall 2020

OTC Springfield

Wednesday, December 9 - Tuesday, December 22 During Store Hours


minimum $10

How to find an ISBN (PDF)

Acceptable book conditions for BuyBack (PDF)

I got a BuyBack email from the Bookstore!

Great! That means we are actively looking to purchase the books back from you that you needed for last semester. Please respond directly to the email detailing which books you wish to sell back for the quickest response and best price to you. We will respond as soon as we can to get the books from you and get your money in-hand!

When will I get a response to my quote?

We process quotes every weekday as quickly and accurately was possible. We will email you as soon as we have your quote ready and provide you with the next steps available. This process takes less than 24 hours during business days. Please refrain from sending emails about your quote - we will reach out to you as soon as we can.

When is the best time to sell back?

The OTC Bookstore buys books year round based on national fair market value, but the last two weeks of the fall and spring semester and the last week of the summer semester we offer the best money for your books. This is our peak period when we are buying both for our store and for the national market.


Items eligible:

  • Hardbound Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Some Looseleaf Edition Books

Items NOT eligible:

  • AutoAccess Additional Print Copies
  • Required Supplies