Used Book Agency
TUBA is a student-run agency,
which students can use to sell their course books on consignment.
At the end of each semester, the students bring their books
down to TUBA. The students then set the asking-price for the
books (usually 60-75% of the original cover price) and fill
out a contract with TUBA. This contract is valid for a full
year. When the books sell, the students receive 75% of the
total value of the sold books. On average, the students receive
a lot more money for their course books than they would if
they sold them back to the Bookstore, the Coop, or Bookhaven.
At the beginning of each semester, students come down to TUBA
to buy books for their new courses. On average, the price
of TUBA's books is substantially lower than at the other stores,
and is usually even cheaper than these stores' used books.
So, on the whole, students who sell and buy books at TUBA
inventory is alphabetized by the authors' last names. Books
without authors are listed at the end. If you do not know
the author's last name, but do know the title, go to "edit"
on the toolbar and then to "find in page" (or hit
"control" & "F"). Then search for
the title (or PART of the title since the titles were sometimes
abbreviated). This should help you find the desired book.
If this does not work, and you still cannot find the book,
we probably do not have it in our inventory.
note that this inventory was last updated on September 6,
note that there are inevitably a few inaccuracies in this
inventory, though they are minimal.
here to view the inventory
It is necessary to fill out a contract
in order to sell your books on consignment at TUBA. Once you
have downloaded the contract onto your computer, it would
probably be most convenient for you to print out a copy and
fill it out in the comfort of your own room (rather than down
at TUBA in Hendrie Hall).
times are confused about the following parts of the contract:
A. The 8-digit code at the top of the contract:
*If my name is John Doe and it is the Spring Semester of 1999,
the code would be:
S99JDOEX (the X is because Doe only has 3 letters)
B. 4 things are
supposed to go in the inside cover of the books:
1) Your 8-digit code*
2) The sequence number of the book on the list at the bottom
of the contract
(i.e. If the book is the fifth book on the list, you would
3) The course, for which the book was used (e.g. Math 115)
4) Your asking price for the book (e.g. $15.00)
*An example of
what should be written on the book's inside cover is:
here to download the contract.
The contract requires
Adobes free Adobe Arcobat Reader to view and print out. Please
go to www. adobe.com if
you need to download the plug-in.
Manager: Dan Osnoss firstname.lastname@example.org
Co Manager: Jorge Tenreiro
Associated Student Agencies 2-1888
The offices of the Agencies
are located on the lower level of 246 Church Street and
are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.