What is buyback?

Our buyback program allows you to sell your textbooks back - provided they are in good condition and have buyback value - at the beginning of the term -- instore only.  Buybacks can only be processed on a debit card - no cash or credit.

When is the next Textbook Buyback Date? 

Buyback is held three times every year: end of June until 3rd week of September, mid December until 3rd week of January, and mid to late April. Dates will be posted on our website and social media pages, follow our Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on all upcoming OC store events.

Where can I go for the buyback?

All of our campus stores will be running this program at the beginning of each semester. This program runs for three weeks. This program is  offered in store only. We can only refund back onto debit. 

Will you accept buyback books in any condition?

Because books are resold to other students, OC campus stores do not accept or pay for buyback books with:

  • Stains or water damage
  • Missing,torn, or loose pages and covers
  • Excessive writing or marking
  • A broken spine/damaged binding
A textbook can still be in good condition if it shows signs of general use and wear and tear, such as:
  • Some writing or notes
  • Hightlighting, from a little to alot
  • Rounded or dog-eared corners
  • Faded cover art


Why won't you buy back my book?

  • The books has not be reqested for the current/upcoming semesters
  • The edition of the textbook has changed, or the book is no longer in print
  • If the textbook had an access code attached, unfortunately we are unable to buyback just the textbook. 
  • We dot not buyback looseleaf copies, novels and custom course packages


       For more information, call (250 862 5638), email (campusstores@okanagan.bc.ca) or drop by our Kelowna location, we are open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4!