Getting the kids back to school and college is an expensive business. In a bid to help save parents money we have researched where to buy and sell second hand school books in Ireland some of which can be ordered online and delivered to your door. Most also offer the option to sell your secondhand school books too.
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Below are a list of online school books sellers who usually sell both new and second hand school books for primary school, secondary school and third level courses.
The Book Haven
The Book Haven are a family run specialist school book and educational supplies retailer. You can order new and secondhand school books online or visit one of their 10 stores in Dublin, Kildare and Meath and get everything on your back to school booklist from books and stationery to school bags and pencil cases.
You can choose to pick up you school books or have them delivered to your home. There is free delivery on orders over €25. They also offer a selection of third level books too.
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The Shelf is on online school books shop where you can buy new and used primary and secondary school books and have them delivered to your door.
The popular second hand deals website selling pre-loved items has a selection of primary, secondary and college school books for sale directly from parents.
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Tony Clarke School Books
Tony Clarke School Books are baed in Limerick and have an online facility offering an easy way to buy and sell your secondhand school books. You can visit their store or have your books delivered nationwide. All orders over €100 get free delivery.
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SchoolBooks4U offer both new and secondhand school books that can be ordered online and delivered nationwide. They also accept secondhand school books to sell and get new stock daily.
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Adverts.ie have a selection of secondhand school books for primary, secondary and third level for sale directly from parents.
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Opening Minds offer new and secondhand books for sale with up to 40% off if you choose the secondhand school books option.
Second Hand School Books Stores
There are many independent secondhand book stores nationwide who offer secondhand school books for sale. It is best to ask at your local secondhand books store to find out whether they buy and sell second hand school books. A few we know of are:
- The Book Exchange Galway
- Joyces Bookstore Galway
- Midland Books Tullamore & Mullingar
- Vibes and Scribes Cork
- Chapters Bookstore Dublin
- Tony Clarke Limerick
- Bookmarket Sligo
Book Rental Schemes
Another good tip for saving money on school books is to check if your school has a book rental scheme. You pay a fee for the year and hand the books back at the end.
Sell School Books Days
If they don’t already do so, you could also encourage your school to have a “sell / buy my school books day” where near the end of the year, parents and children can bring along their school books from the previous year and sell them to children moving up into that class.
Over to you now. If we have missed any places where you can buy second hand school books in Ireland or you have any other tips about second hand school books, please add them in the comments box below.