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Top 50 Cheap College Textbook Websites

Updated on April 09, 2016

Satisfied after buying College Textbooks!

It doesn't have to be over complicated to save money buying college textbooks.
It doesn't have to be over complicated to save money buying college textbooks.

College Textbooks are a PAIN

As any college student or parent of a college student will tell you buying all of those books are a pain in the... Well now saving money and shopping around isnt much of a problem. This is the grandmaster list of 50 of the best Cheap College Textbook Websites!!! Finding all the books you need at a large discount compared to your college bookstore makes sense to any low income or needy students who dont have the resources or ability to afford both college fees and book fees. With so many options on textbooks nowadays its hard to decide what to get and how to get it all for the right price - but it can be done. The main reason why I cant or anyone else cant really make a nice system of finding the cheapest books is because every teach users different textbooks and to tailor to thousands of titles is impossible! I can help though by presenting this list of top sites for cheap textbooks of all kinds. Some are new, some used, hey some are even held together with duck tape (but hopefully we will surpass that level.)

***Note less then 50 may be shown due to sites changing, not working, or improper reading. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Math Textbook hopefully cheaper used then new!
Math Textbook hopefully cheaper used then new!

Hopefully this long list of 50 textbook sites helps make it easier and less stressful to get ready for the upcoming semester in College! Also some of these sites like Amazon and Half.com sell High School Textbooks for very cheap sale prices to ensure you will always have a copy! Textbook prices aren't declining and tend to go up every single year as demand increases and as more and more are required for the same classes - hopefully many of these sites and options offer much better savings and more affordable textbooks!

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      Dana Rock 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Nice list!

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      topdentistfinder 6 years ago

      Very useful! Thanks!

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      t2webnetwork 6 years ago from Oxford, MI

      Fantastic list. Always found I got the best bang for my buck when buying online. NEVER purchase in the book store. (I think we all know this by now)

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      Mike Dale 6 years ago from Far northern California

      That's a heck of a list! 12web is right, online is the way to go. I've been using Amazon lately, and got some great deals. I don't think I have the patience to sift through too many sites to find the best of the best deal, though I probably should lol.

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      Kotori 6 years ago from Chicagoland

      Wow! I thought it was pretty much half.com or Amazon! Had no idea you could rent them, either. Thanks for the info.

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      Str8up Hookups 6 years ago

      My books were much cheaper on Amazon.com that campus bookstore.

      I really lucked out they didn't have a book in stock said if I didn't want to wait go to Amazon.com and gave me ISBN numbers for all my books.

      What a hookup!!

      Pays to do alittle investigation.

      Great hub!

      Looking forward to using your list next semester.

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      Travis at Nursing Textbooks 5 years ago

      This is probably the most thorough textbook lists I've seen.

      Would you be willing to include http://cheapnursingtextbooks.com? It's the only site dedicated to selling cheap nursing textbooks in all kinds of different formats.

      Thanks! - Travis

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      Kedar 5 years ago

      http://www.bookchums.com/

      This is a best site to download textbooks

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      Joe 4 years ago

      Another good site is http://www.textbookfind.com

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      Jyoti Kothari 4 years ago from Jaipur

      Thanks for a good hub about top 50 cheap college textbook..... Rated up and useful.

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      Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great information. My daughter is starting college this fall and we are already shopping for her books.

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      Anne 3 years ago

      Website where you can find to differences between current and old editions of textbooks:

      http://www.picktextbook.com/

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      John 2 years ago

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      Michele 18 months ago from Blue Ridge Mountains

      Another cools site is http://www.freetextbooklist.com it lists books that can be read online (some off) for free. They don't even require registration. Most are written by professors and SME's; not textbook companies.

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      paulmiller423 9 months ago

      Great list! You left off www.rentscouter.com, one of the oldest price comparison websites. Excellent post.

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