Buy Rent Books
If you need a book that you don’t plan to keep in your home library or if you need cheap textbooks that you definitely won’t be needing ever again, renting them is a viable solution.
For one thing, it’s cheaper than buying; for another, you can use rented books and textbooks for a period of time you need – it’s an ideal option for a semester.
Buying and Renting Books
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It is not a secret that new books can be terribly pricey. But there is a way to get what you need without paying much for it—buy used books or rent them! Buying used books is cheaper and more sustainable, and BooksRun is glad to help you with that. You can also rent books if you only need them for a period of time.
Don’t hesitate and sell books online
Are you wondering where to sell your old books online? You can do it here. Look up ISBNs or titles and see how much you can earn by selling used books. BooksRun offers you the best prices and speedy payments (cash or PayPal, it’s up to you). Moreover, you receive a shipping label or a QR code for free whenever you sell books to us, so no hidden costs for you!
Where to Buy, Sell and Rent Books
Whether you need traditional or digital textbooks, you can buy or rent them from multiple sources.
Buying used books and reselling them when you no longer need them is a way to reduce your upfront costs and get cash back later. If the textbook is common or used every year or every semester, you’re more likely to resell it.
Whether you rent or buy a used book, find out from your teacher if an older edition is acceptable. Sometimes old versions might not include everything needed for your course.
You have plenty of options when it comes to places to buy, sell and rent your textbooks, but buying online is the easiest way to compare prices. Search by title, by author or with the codes that identify specific book editions, known as ISBNs. When buying online, factor in shipping, handling and taxes to the total cost.
If you have the option to buy or rent books, it’s sometimes hard to decide which works for you. Everyone has their own preference. Some like to read and not own, some like to collect books in their home library. Here are some benefits to rent instead of buy:
- Book rents are cheap vs buying prices.
If you’re interested to read a book that costs $$$, you could rent it from us for only $. The $ gives you a chance to read more books!
- You don’t need to clutter your shelves.
Over-stacking of the shelves will lead to books being left everywhere in the house…and if we don’t live alone, this will likely annoy those who live with us!
- If you’re those who won’t re-read a book, rent it is!
We don’t often re-read a book unless it’s our ultimate favourite. So, many books end up being stored after just one reading and it takes up space.
- No constant book-care needed.
Pages of books get yellowed and foxed, over time not to mention the dust that settles on them. And there’s nothing much we can do as it’s part of the ageing process. Unless you are willing to constantly take care of them to prevent these conditions.
- No pressure to finish a book you don’t enjoy.
Let’s face it, we don’t always end up liking a book we bought. And it seems like such a waste of money if we don’t finish reading it. But it’s no fun to keep reading something we don’t enjoy. With just rental, you won’t feel such a pinch in your pocket even if you decide not to finish reading the book.
- A sustainable way to read.
The book industry uses lots of paper, needing lots of trees to be cut down for that purpose. If the same copy of book can fulfil many people’s joy to read and reuse it, it may be a more sustainable way forward.
- Helps you make a more definite buying decision.
Sometimes we ponder for a long time before buying a book. Why not rent it, read it and only after that decide if you like it enough to buy your own copy for safekeeping? That way, you won’t end up buying and regretting if it doesn’t serve you well.