The Buzz Story
When I met my wife, her interest was first piqued by my love of scouring used bookstores. She also happened to be a serious collector of books. Fast forward a few months and I was faced with a financial dilemma: I wanted to propose but I had a rather substantial credit card debt and couldn't afford to add the price of an engagement ring to the pile. By happenstance, I came across a posting on craigslist offering to sell 2,000 books for a modest price. With encouragement from my (then) girlfriend, I purchased 51 Rubbermaid tubs of books and stacked them in my 14th floor studio apartment. That was in April of 2012 and I can confidently say that I sold the books, I bought the ring, and I got the girl.
Interested in learning more about the story and the history of the business? Check out this interview of me by Rebates Zone.
Where are you located?
Right here. The entire "bookstore" is run digitally and all of the inventory is stored at my home. All orders are taken online and then books are mailed. Yes, I have a very patient wife.
Do you ship to my home country?
Probably. At the moment, I can ship to United States, Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guyana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (French), Guatemala, Guernsey, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Martinique (French), Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion (French), Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. More countries are being added often so please feel free to ask if you don't see your country listed.
Can you promote my book and/or write me a review?
This is probably the most common question I receive on Twitter.. Since I work full time and run a bookstore in my off hours, I really only have time to read the books already in the stack on my nightstand.
Can you help me track down a specific title?
I will do my best! If I do not have what you want in inventory, I will gladly attempt to track down a copy for you. The best way to ask is through the Book Hunter contact form.
Will you buy my book collection?
At this time, I do not buy bulk lots online. However, you can check individual titles here to see if SellBackBooks will!
Do you sell gift cards?
Not exactly but I do accept eBay gift cards which can be purchased here.
Other questions? Contact me using the box below and I will respond as soon as I can!