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Hole in the Wall Hours

Regular Buyback Hours @ Hole in the Wall:

Tuesday 11:00am to 5:30pm

Extended hours during exams and term startup.

The Hole in the Wall is located in the hallway outside the Main Store. See all store hours.


Hole in the Wall Hours


Buyback Tips:

  1. Check that Buyback is open.
  2. Check that we're buying your books back before you make the trip. Get a quote now or use the Buyback Phone App to check prices on the go!

  3. Sign up for an alert. Let us remind when it's time to sell your books.

Sell Your Used Books at Textbook Buyback

Sell Your Textbooks at the Hole in the Wall for Instant Cash

Check out the current Buyback price for your textbooks. Keep in mind prices fluctuate with demand so check back often.

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Download the Buyback App

Check the current Buyback price using your Smartphone. Available for Google Android and Apple iPhone.

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Sell Your Books to Other Students

In one easy step you can sign up for a email reminder letting you know when we are buying your textbooks back and / or post your books in the classified listings to sell books privately to other McMaster students. Sign up for an email alert and post to the Used Book Classified board.

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How Buyback Works (A Brief Overview)

  1. You tell us which books you want to sell.
  2. We check all participating schools across the country to find a school currently buying the title(s).
  3. You bring your books to the Hole in the Wall and we buy them for McMaster or other schools.
  4. We notify you by Email twice a semester to remind you of the Buyback season and to let you know how much you can get for your books.

Remember you can also sell your books to other students directly using the used book classifieds.

Have more questions? Read the full FAQs