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Book Buyback Information

TEXTBOOK BUYBACK begins Monday, April 24th.

ECU Dowdy Student Stores offers a book buyback service at the end of each semester, paying you top dollar for most used books.  Books may be bought back at other times of the school year as well. Because we get the faculty lists of course materials needed, we're able to offer a high price for certain books. Even if a book is not going to be used again at ECU, our used book wholesalers are seeking books for other schools. 

Books must be in saleable condition, ie, hand writing on pages is ok, but torn out pages is not.


Picture ID is required when selling back books. Please do not sell any RENTAL textbooks by mistake! Remember to check the return due date for any rental books you may have and return by the deadlines.

Distance Education Students will find information about Book Buyback here.

If you have additional questions contact Dowdy Student Stores at 252.328.6731 or contact us online.

Prices are subject to change, please visit our store or remote locations if you have ANY questions.

Keep 'em on Campus for Other Pirates!    More Cash for Your Books at Dowdy


In-Store Buyback - Wright Building

Mon., April 24 - Wed., April 26:  8am - 6pm
Thurs., April 27:  7:30am - 6pm
Fri., April 28:  7:30am - 5pm
Sat., April 29:  11am - 3pm
Mon., May 1 - Thurs., May 4:  7:30am - 6pm
Fri., May 5:  8 am - 5pm

Dowdy Trailer Buy Back - College Hill Dr. Large Parking Lot & West End

Fri., April 28:  9am - 4pm
Mon., May 1 - Thurs., May 4:  9am - 4pm

SCRATCH OFF PRIZE CARDS begin April 24th!  Limited to first 1000 students selling books. Wright Blg only. 1 Grand prize is flat screen tv with gaming system. 20 Instant Winners of Pirate T-shirt value up to $20. Remainder win discount coupon. Prizes must be redeemed by May 12, 2017 or will be forfeited. ECU 1 Card required for grand prize and Instant Winner t-shirt prizes. Discount cards valid in-store only toward reg. prices purchases of apparel and logo gifts. Winner is responsible for picking up prize. No prize will be shipped. Management decisions final.

Buyback 2017

Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.