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Book buyback is sandwich shop’s latest chapter

Students hungry for more than knowledge will be able to turn their used textbooks into cash and eat lunch at the same time.

For the second time since spring, the Subway sandwich shop at 2008 S. University Blvd. will offer a textbook buy-back program at its location Thursday through Nov. 22. Representatives from will be on hand to repurchase texts at prices ranging from 30–5­5 percent of list, which is the publisher’s price, explains Mike Clear, vice president of field operations for

The biggest factors in determining how much a book will fetch, he says, are condition, how recent the publication date is and whether a new edition is to be released. has a retail outlet in Boulder and does business nationwide buying, selling and renting texts, Clear says.

The buy-back offer last spring attracted about 300–400 students, according to Subway store manager Arien Christiansen.

“They had a line out the door and we didn’t,” she laughs, noting that the aroma of baked bread made lots of students hungry, so the sandwich shop did well.

Representatives will run the book buy-back from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily and offer a coupon for an additional 10 percent to students who text “DU” to 80123, Clear said. For more information, visit

Ed. Note: The DU Bookstore is holding its Book Buyback event through Nov. 24. For more information, visit

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