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Q: What’s an International Edition Textbook? 
A: An International Edition Textbook is simply the international counterpart to a US Edition. Most international editions have slightly different covers and many have different ISBNs on the outside covers (although some have the same ISBN as the US edition on the inside). These books were originally created to be sold in different regions, such as England. International edition textbooks have the same pagination and contents as the US Edition. All units and problem sets are guaranteed to be the same.

Q: Why are International Edition Textbooks so much cheaper?
A: Just like prescription medicine, textbooks are much cheaper overseas than in the US. gets a hold of these books and passes the savings on to you!

Q: Wait a minute, is it legal to buy International Edition Textbooks?
A: Yes! Textbook publishers would love to have people think otherwise, but courts have time and again asserted your right to purchase international editions. Still unsure? The United States Supreme Court recently ruled on this issue. You can find a New York Times article about their decision here

Q: Why do you sell International Edition Textbooks?
A: Disgruntlement over textbook costs has been growing in the United States as prices have risen. As veterans of the textbook industry, we’ve seen a massive increase in demand for both used textbooks and especially international edition textbooks by students who are tired of paying $95.00 for an economics book or $140.00 for a chemistry book. They’re happier buying the same book for $50.00 in an international edition.

Q: What about CD-ROM’s and online access codes? Do International Editions come with these?
A: In most cases, yes. In rare cases, the CD may not be included. If the CD is not included with the book, this will be made clear on the product detail page. If you are sure you’re going to need the CD-ROM to complete your class and want to make sure the book includes it, drop us an email at to make sure. Most professors do not require these materials, since many used books do not come with them.

Q: This all sounds great, but I’m still not sure because I’ve never bought an International Edition Textbook before.
A:No problem, we’ve prepared some side by side comparisons of the US editions and International Editions. Check them out below!

All our International Edition Textbooks are printed on high quality paper
Some may display an “International Edition” label.


In some cases, the book is EXACTLY identical in all respects to the US Edition, Expect for the word “International Edition” is printed at the bottom.