BookScouter - sell & buy books

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About this app

BookScouter is a go-to solution for users who want to sell and buy used or new textbooks at a competitive price. The buyback mobile app compares prices on 30+ vendors and finds the best deals on books. Whether you are a college student or a graduate, want to get rid of used books stocked in your closet or buy titles at a low price, BookScouter is here to help you buy back and sell back textbooks.

How BookScouter works
The book price comparison app is an easy-to-use tool that helps you sell and buy textbooks quickly and at the best price:
- Scan the textbook's ISBN barcode using your phone's camera or type the ISBN in manually
- Compare real-time price quotes from over 30 vendors for textbooks you want to buy or sell
- Choose the most attractive price quote and complete a transaction on the vendor’s website
- Vendors pay by check or PayPal

Why choose BookScouter
BookScouter brings along the following key benefits:
- Convenience
Selling and buying a textbook with BookScouter takes only 3 simple steps: install our app on your phone, scan the book’s ISBN to get a quote and place your order on the selected website. As simple as that!
- Free service
Our app is absolutely free and involves zero hidden charges.
- A wide network of textbook buyback partners and marketplaces
The BookScouter mobile app compares prices from 30+ vendors buying and selling books: AbeBooks, Alibris,, BetterWorldBooks, Biblio,Bigger Books, Book Depository, BooksRun, Campus Book Rentals, Chegg, Discover Books, eBay,,, Marketplace, Knetbooks, RedShelf, Second Sale, Textbook Solutions, TextbookRush,, TextbookX,, VitalSource, WinyaBooks, BeerMoneyBooks, BlueRocketBooks, Bookbyte, BookMonster, BooksIntoCash, BooksRun,, BookToCash, CollegeBooksDirect, Comic Blessing, eCampus, Empire Text, PiggyBook, Powell's, RentText, Sell Books, SellBackBooks, SellBackYourBook, Textbook Solutions, TextbookCashback, TextbookManiac, TextbookRush, TopDollar4Books, ValoreBooks, WinyaBooks, Ziffit by World of Books.
Updated on
Feb 25, 2022

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Data is encrypted in transit
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2.14K reviews
Robert Pennington
December 19, 2020
I use it a lot. If I could scan, decide, then scan again to move on to the next book with my Bluetooth scanner.... instead of having to hit the "New search" button after each scan it would cut my time scanning in half. Also I only use 3 buy back companies. It would be nice to exclude all the others, so the results come back a lot faster searching less sources. Appreciate the app. Makes me a little money over just scanning for one dud buyer.
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Heathren Ayers
November 20, 2020
This app is super easy to use and have never had any glitches or errors. No troubles whatsoever. Unfortunately though, I never seem to have any luck finding any buyers for more than a few cents; however, this is not necessarily a fault of the app itself. They do however show you what Amazon is buying or selling the same books for on their site and also offer to email you a copy of the list of books you have uploaded to your "Bookshelf" within this app which is a really cool feature!!
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Elyse Miller
June 28, 2021
It's obvious they see the reviews & comments, & they actually LISTEN. Noticable improvements & quick! The barcode reader reads w/more ease, the search results pop up quicker, the back button works, & the app is simply faster than before, --& I've had the same phone throughtout. Nice work! Just 1 thing (always something 😉), I LOVE the keyboard for the ISBN is now just numbers (much faster!), but what do I do when the ISBN has an X & the barcode can't be read? Thx! Keep up the great work! 👍
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July 8, 2021
We are pleased that you enjoyed the app. We will keep working on it!