Buyback Information

In-store Buyback:

Bring your books to Mail Services WEST (see map location) for instant cash.

There will be no buyback for the Spring 2022 term. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Rentals are now being accepted on the West Campus in the mail room during the following hours
Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Buyback hours are subject to change. There are certain times of the year when buyback will be closed. We will have special hours during our large buyback sessions at the end of Fall and Spring semesters. Please check our website for the most up-to-date buyback information.

Mail-in Buyback:

Use our Buyback option online for a price quote. You will receive University Bookstore credit that can be applied to future purchases. Your books must be received by the University Bookstore within 3 days of quote. Eligible books MUST be shipped by a traceable carrier (UPS, FedEx, Ground, etc.) to:

APU Bookstore
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702

Click here to get buyback price quotes. (You will need to have an account or create an account with the bookstore in order to access buyback quotes.)

How does Buyback work?

The University Bookstore's policy is to buy every college textbook that a student decides is no longer needed or wanted and for which there is a resale market. Each book brought to us during buyback will fall into one of three categories. The amount of money you receive for your book will depend on the book's current category. Please review the information below for details:


These books will be used for the upcoming term. They are books APU Faculty have requested for the upcoming term and we need to replenish our stock. For books with retail value, we will pay you 50% of the current list price.


Books that fall into this category are books that have NOT been requested by APU Faculty for the upcoming term or are books we are overstocked on. These books are NOT purchased by University Bookstore but are purchased by a wholesaler who will pay the wholesale market value. Wholesale market value ranges from 0-33% of the retail price, depending on the national demand for the book.

Books that fall into this category are books that have NOT been requested by APU Faculty for the upcoming term, are books that we are overstocked on, and/or do NOT have wholesale market value. Books that fall into this category tend to be older titles that have gone out of print, have been replaced by a newer edition, or are not commonly used on campuses across the nation (local titles). Neither University Bookstore nor the wholesale company need theses titles and therefore cannot pay any money for them. We can donate or recycle these books at your request.
Workbooks, study guides, and other "fill-in" type books that cannot be reused and books that are scribed in excessively cannot be purchased. We do not accept instructor or international editions.