We saved students $1.4 million last year alone.


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Student Debt

Class of 2014 is the most indebted... ever.
— The Wall Street Journal
 
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Textbook Costs

The cost of college textbooks has risen 812% since 1978 - far out-pacing the rise in costs for medical services and home prices.
— Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
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Company Background

We are a wholesale textbook company in Lexington, KY. We purchase textbooks from students, campus bookstores, K-12 organizations and have representatives in 25 states. We are rapidly expanding, and making a larger impact every day.


 
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FAQ

 

What is SMB?

SMB is a privately-owned business located in Lexington, Kentucky, that buys and sells college textbooks. We provide an end-of-semester student buyback that's carried out throughout the semester and during the Fall and Spring. Students are also eligible for our summer internship, which consists of networking with bookstores and K-12 organizations and, on a case-by-case basis, set up book donation programs on college campuses. SMB has grown steadily since our founding in 2010, and we now work on hundreds of universities across the United States, buying from thousands of students each semester. 

 

Where do the books go after they leave STUDENTS, BOOKSTORES OR K-12 ORGANIZATIONS?

Your books are shipped to our warehouse in Lexington, KY. They are then polished up, and sent to the students, bookstores and K-12 schools that use our many ordering options at greatly reduced prices. 

 

Why should I work with SMB over other organizations?

At SMB, we strive to not only send reduced-priced books to an enormous amount of college students, but to also add as much value on college campuses as possible. Our sole purpose is to help students save money on their textbooks and make their education more affordable, and more meaningful. Last year alone we saved students over 1.4 million on the cost of their textbooks. 

 

how do We save students money?

As many faculty are painfully aware, the cost of college textbooks has been spiraling upwards for decades. The cost of textbooks has risen 812% since 1978. Our goal is to offer a more affordable textbook to a college student. By providing more used books in the marketplace we keep students from having to pay the many times outrageous cost for a brand new book.