Book Recycling

Buy-Back Program Prices and Conditions

We will buy your used copies of any books we sell, curriculum or not, as long as they are reusable and still current edition. (On our site, view the book details of any item to see the publication copyright date and compare with your copy.) CDs, DVDs, and previous edition materials are excluded.

What do we do with the used books? See our current list of used and discounted books for sale.

Program Changes

Effective December 2019 we no longer accept books in Class C (poor) condition.

Effective January 2020 our Buy-Back program will be updated to simplify and streamline the process. We will be discontinuing the three levels of conditions shown below, and accepting only a single category that can be roughly described as "good" which will be received at 25% of new price. Check back later for more details on acceptable characteristics.


Buy-Back Rate

  • General Characteristics

Class A

We pay 35% of New Price

  • Must be a current edition (see chart)
  • Cover must be very close to new condition
  • No dog-eared pages
  • No pencil or ink marks
  • Pages must be crisp
  • Spine must not be broken

Class B

We pay 25% of New Price

  • Must be a current edition (see chart)
  • Cover can show a little wear but no ink or pencil marks
  • Dog-ears or wrinkled pages must be very limited
  • No writing in book
  • Pages must not show abuse, reasonably crisp.
  • Spine must not be broken
  • No loose pages or torn pages

Class C
(No longer accepting.)

We pay 15% of New Price

  • Must be a current edition (see chart)
  • Covers can show some wear, but not abuse or hard use
  • Pages can show some use, a few limited tears can be accepted if repaired
  • No loose pages, or ragged
  • Limited writing or markings in book
  • Spine must not be broken

We plan to grade fairly hard. We want the books we sell to be in a condition we are not ashamed to offer. Books should be packed well, but not in contact with newspaper (which can leave marks on the books), as we will grade their condition upon arrival. If we decide we cannot buy back the book, it will be discarded. If you prefer to have it returned at your expense, please let us know.

Along with your books, please include a note with your address and phone number, so we can easily contact you if we have any questions.

Send your books to:

Milestone Books
Attn: Buy-Back Program
30998 Lake Creek Drive
Halsey, OR 97348

Shipping your books by USPS Media Mail is usually the least expensive option, but it can take as long as 3 weeks for delivery. We are usually able to process the books within a week of receiving them, and if we have your email address, we'll send you a notification when we mail your check.

If you prefer to deliver your books in person, please contact us ahead of time.

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