Book buyers on the net: Book buyers can be found at lots of places. Today, they are even found on the web! These days, more and more things are happening on the net — even textbook buying and selling. Here’s a little background, first (more about bookbuyers on the net, later). Everyone knows that bookstores sell educational materials, academic supplies, textbooks, and books. But where do all those books come from? Sometimes new and used college textbooks are ordered from suppliers, and sometimes they are purchased from individual students selling their unwanted used textbooks. The person doing all that ordering and buying is often known as a “bookbuyer,” or, “textbook buyer.” The bookstore’s bookbuyer usually does their best keeping the bookstore shelves stocked with new and used textbooks to be sold to the students enrolled in the courses and classes where books are required. Although a number of classes may be taught where books aren’t required, there are plenty of courses and classes where they are required. For classes requiring textbooks, the professor, instructor, or faculty member teaching the class will usually choose one or more books that their students will be required to purchase or acquire. Those students may buy those books from a bookstore at or near their campus, at a different bookstore, online from a company that sells used textbooks, or from other sources such as individuals who are selling their books online or in person. Many students enrolled in college or university courses will use their books for reading, research, and other educational purposes. For example, the instructor teaching the course may assign various portions of the book(s) throughout the course to their students to read, memorize, or even to write essays. In this way, many college textbooks are used through the school year, throughout numerous colleges and universities.
Selling Textbooks: When students are finished using their books for whatever courses and classes they are taking, they may decide to keep their books, give them away, or they may consider trying to sell their text books. If they’re wanting to sell their books, a bookbuyer may come in quite handy. If their college bookstore offers “textbook buyback” (where certain textbooks are bought from students at various times throughout the year), the student wanting to sell textbooks may visit their bookstore during textbook buyback. The bookstore’s own bookbuyer may be in charge of the book buyback, or another individual or company may be in charge of the buyback. There are other alternatives to selling textbooks at the local bookstore; a student may find other bookstores, bookshops, or companies that are interested in purchasing college textbooks, or, the student may place advertisements to let others know by word-of-mouth that they have some books to sell (I guess anyone buying a book may be referred to as a “bookbuyer”).
Online bookbuyers: Now, what’s that about online bookbuyers? A relatively modern way of selling textbooks is to find an online bookbuyer to try to sell textbooks to. A long time ago, before people even thought about the net or anything “online”, not many people considered the possibility of selling their new or used college textbooks via a computer connection. Nowadays, there are a number of textbook buying companies that buy many books online from various college and university students, graduates, and individuals with textbooks to sell. So, in addition to the many textbook buyers at campus bookstores and bookbuyers who travel to various educational institutions to buy textbooks, there are online bookbuyers that are used by many students to sell their used textbooks.