The best way to find used textbooks is to go to the school and buy the textbook, but that’s not always easy.

Here are three tips for finding the right used textbook for your classroom.


Pick a book that has been published.

The good news is that you can buy used textbooks on Amazon or


Choose a textbook that you like.

A good used book has been edited and improved by multiple publishers, and the author(s) has given credit where credit is due.


Pick up the book for a few dollars and read it.

If you don’t have the time to buy a new textbook, you can read it for a while.

The more you read the better the book will be.


Take the textbook out for a test.

You can use a tablet or smartphone to take the test.


Choose an inexpensive textbook.

Buy a used textbook with a price tag that you think will last.


Check out the library.

The library might have used textbooks that are still available.


Make a list of books you like and get your favorite books for your class.


Take your new textbook to the library and buy it.


Take it to a friend.

You might have more free time than you think.

The libraries have the best used books, so take the time and take the class.