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What is Textbooks n Stuff?

Textbooks n Stuff (or TBNS for short) is a website aimed at giving students and their families a way to buy, and sell, good quality second-hand textbooks, educational supplies and school clothing.

Is is free to use for buyers and sellers (with small volumes).

How does it work?

TBNS works as a classifieds website. There is no fee to list items and we do not take a commission. We are not an auction site and we do not handle payments online between buyers and sellers. Contact is made directly between the buyer and the seller.

For sellers

By recycling your used textbooks and other items, you can recoup some of the costs of your education.

You will need to become a member to sell. It's easy and free. Once you have joined, it's quick to list an item. Find out more about selling here.

For buyers

Save money by buying pre-loved items at prices much more affordable than you would pay when buying new. Once you find an item you are interested in, contact the seller directly. Find out more about buying here.

What can I sell?

You can sell anything directly educational. This includes:

  • Textbooks, general books, journals, study guides, reference materials, reference style magazines.
  • Study notes and lecture notes (good quality).
  • School clothing including uniforms, sportswear, shoes, accessories, lab coats and other protective items.
  • School bags and backpacks etc.
  • Clothing and specific items for graduation.
  • Supplies for classroom, lectures or practicals (art supplies, lab kits etc).
  • Technology items such as scientific calculators, storage, tablets, laptops etc.

If you have something to list and are not sure, send us an email at

What can I NOT sell?

Although taken on a case-by-case basis, there are a number of items that are not really suitable for our website and will be removed without notice. We generally do not accept the following types of items:

  • Antique books, collector's books, and leather bound volumes.
  • e-books.
  • General electronics.
  • General clothing and accessories.
  • Bulk lots of anything.