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Where to Buy Textbooks

Where to Buy Textbooks

Business Location New? Used? Notes
MIT Coop Kendall Square Yes Check early The official store for MIT textbooks; offers a small rebate for Coop members; http://mit.bkstore.com/
Quantum Books 4 Cambridge Center (near Kendall Square) Yes Yes Mostly math and technical books, prices comparable to the Coop’s after rebate, introducing new buyback option; prices are listed online: http://www.quantumbooks.com/
Alpha Phi Omega Book Exchange APO Office (W20-415) and various No Yes Usually happens during the first week of the fall and spring terms; for dates and locations, see the APO Web site: http://web/apo/www/bookexchange.shtml
MIT412 http://www.mit412.com/ No Yes
CampusBeacon http://www.campusbeacon.com/ No Yes
BookX http://bookx.mit.edu/ No Yes Uses MIT Certificates
Bigwords http://www.bigwords.com/ Yes Yes Compares prices at multiple sites
Yahoo! Shopping http://shopping.yahoo.com/ Yes Yes Compares prices at multiple sites
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/ Yes Yes
eBay http://www.ebay.com/ No Yes
Half.com http://www.half.com/ No Yes