Teachers get cheap books...

We often get the question...

As a teacher, how can I buy from you at a discount? I eligible to purchase from Big River Books Wholesale?

Yes you can purchase from us.

  1. Sign up for an account, giving us the name of your school (you need to purchase using an reseller id/sales tax exempt).
  2. Your account will be reviewed.
  3. You will receive notification that your account has been approved.
  4. Purchase more than $100 ...or you can purchase at full price at our retail book website.
  5. Ship the books to your school.
Allowing Beta Customers to Place orders...

We are currently letting a select number of customers test our site for placing orders (small and large).  We have recently added Purchase Orders to the list of payment types that we accept.  If you have any questions please email Susan at

Currently testing website.

Thank you for patiently waiting as we test our website.  We are currently letting our CSRs use our website while we make final modifications to our integration with NeatoScan.

...if you register with us we will contact you either through email or by giving you a call.  We are accepting orders emailed to us and we can send you an inventory and price list upon request.

Who are we?

We are Big River Books...the Wholesale side.

The wholesale side focuses on selling to small book stores, large retail chains, and 3rd party buyers who sell on other websites such as and

Common Questions

1.  Will you purchase books?

Yes.  If you have more than a pallet of books, they are in new condition (remainder marks are fine), and you are selling at a significant discount i.e. 15% of retail or less.  At the very least, if you can get them here, we will recycle your books for you.  Generally we buy by the semi tractor trailer load.

2.  Do you sell to anyone?

Yes.  If you have a "reseller tax id" you may purchase from our wholesale side.  If you do not, you may purchase from us on,, or our retail site

3.  Will you compete with me on Amazon and Ebay?

Yes and no.  We have many buyers that sell on both of those websites.  We let our prices, on those outlets, "float" according to the market.  We sell to you at an 75-88% discount from retail on most of our books (price is based on what we paid for the books) and occassionally have even deeper discounted books that we are liquidating.

4.  How many titles do you have?

We have 4000-5000 titles that we wholesale.  These titles change rapidly and a new "list" is generated and emailed out to our customers each week.  In order for the book to make it on our list we have to have at least 5 in stock...some titles we have 3000-7000 in stock.

5.  What is the condition of the books?

We only sell books that are suitable for a "bargain book" rack.  Basically the book, using standard grading systems, has to be "Very Good", "Like New", or "New".  Many of the books are "Remaindered" and will indicate that they are on our list and this website.

6.  Do you provide "sticker" services?

Yes for our larger customers we will apply labels.  Including, but not limited to, discount stickers, custom barcodes, etc.  Call us for pricing.

7.  What shipping methods do you support?

3rd party LTL, UPS, Fedex, etc.  We support third party carriers that you may have contracts with as well.

8.  Do you sell internationally?

We currently have customers in Canada and the United States, including territories such as Puerto Rico.  For large orders, yes we will ship to other countries depending upon payment method and reputation.

9.  How long have you been doing this?

Big River Books has been doing it for over 5 years.  People who are working for us have been doing this for the past 25+ years including wholesale books, recycling, and textbooks.