Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon


Buy your books cheap!
Sell your book and get cash!

ASPCC CA Stocked TextbooksThe ASPCC Student Book Exchange is selling books in the Student Lounge. Bring your used books to the Student Help Desk in the Cascade Student Union 2nd Floor. We will sell them for you. There is a $1 processing fee per book. The student book exchange takes place three times a year, during the first week of each term-except summer term. The book exchange is a great way to get cheap textbooks and save money! (CASH ONLY!)


2015/16 Winter Term Hours 9:00am-6:00pm


December 7th - December 10th from 9:00am - 6:00pm

December 11th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

January 4th - 6th from 9:00am - 6:00pm


January 4th - 7th from 9:00am - 6:00pm

January 8th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Money & Book Returns

Monday & Tuesday, January 11th and 12th

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How we sell books:

You bring your book(s) to us that you would like to sell. We accept books during the last week of the previous term and the first three days (Cut-off is the first Wednesday of the term at noon) of the new term. The earlier you get your books in, the greater the chance that they will sell. You fill out a short form with your contact details and the specifics about the books, along with the price you think you can get for the books. We handle the selling of the book. It costs you $1 to list a book. Separate books count as one book if they are part of a set. You pocket the rest of the money!

You'll receive a receipt when you fill out your book-list form which you can then bring to us on the Monday and Tuesday of the second week of term to get either your money or your books back if they haven't sold.

How you buy books from us:

On the second floor of the Student Union Building is a window through which we sell books. There are lists outside the window with all the listed books that we have. Please check the list before you step up to the window, it is difficult to find the book you want otherwise. All books are identifiable through a tracking number which is the number on the very left of the list. We try and keep the list as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes books will have sold but still be listed. We cannot change prices on books in the book exchange, because the prices are set by the students that give us their books.

Tell us the number of the book you'd like, and we will find it for you if it is still available. You can then take a look at it and decide to buy it. We only accept cash (We really mean this, we do not have the capability to accept debit/credit cards, checks, financial aid) and we don't offer refunds, so please have cash on hand and be sure you know which books you need for which class. If you have any questions, ask a staff member on hand!

Why come to us?

The PCC Bookstore is a great place for school supplies and new textbooks, but you make only a small portion of money back if you participate in the book buyback, typically half of the used price. For example, a $100 textbook would bring you maybe only $15-20 at the buyback.

Textbooks often sell for very competitive prices at the book exchange. You may be able to recover almost the full price of a textbook, this is the case for expensive AP books as well as Math books, but other subjects as well. Usually, you will make significantly more money than at the Bookstore Buyback.

We have used textbooks even when the bookstore has run out!

Used textbooks at the bookstore are in limited supply-most of the time, you will not be able to still get a used book after school has started. We sell used books for all classes for the entire first week of term!

Also, all of the money you pay goes directly to a fellow PCC student, not a company. Support your school, support your fellow students!