ValoreBooks is different than many other online bookstores in our buying guide: It exclusively sells textbooks. While this limits the company's inventory, if you are looking to save money on textbooks, you have a large selection of titles available, plus it offers rentals and buybacks.
On ValoreBooks' website, you don't have the option of browsing through the retailer's inventory like other bookstores. However, this isn't an issue, because in most cases, you come to this site looking for a very specific book. A search bar is located on the website so you can search by ISBN, title or author. You can also search used textbooks by subject such as cooking, design, drama, foreign language study, law, etc.
You can also sell your used textbooks to ValoreBooks. Selling to the site is easy, just enter your book's ISBN number and decide if they are offering enough money for the title. One advantage to selling to this retailer versus other online booksellers is ValoreBooks provides a pre-paid shipping label so you don't have to pay shipping. You can receive payments for your textbooks via PayPal.
If you don't want to be saddled with a large, bulky textbook, you can rent them from ValoreBooks. You decide how long you wish to rent the book, then when the rental period is over, use the free shipping label and send the book back. However, the company discourages renting books and making marks in the books.
Unfortunately, this online book retailer does not offer free shipping (aside from selling your textbook to the company and returning a book rental). Even if you purchase multiple books, it doesn't offer a discount. You have 30 days to return your books and/or rentals if you're not satisfied with them.
If you have questions or concerns, ValoreBooks provides live chat and email options. It also offers an extensive FAQs.
When you are shopping for textbooks, ValoreBooks may have the title you need and might be able to help you save money. It's also an excellent online bookstore that can help you earn some money and sell those used textbooks you have laying around.