5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Add this app to your lists The SMARTEST way to buy, rent or sell textbooks. For Android phones and tablets.

BIGWORDS saves about $1000/yr average textbook orders. WE DON’T SELL ANYTHING. We find the cheapest textbooks to buy or rent by comparing prices at every good online textbook store.

One of Lifehacker's "Five Best Places to Buy Cheap Textbooks": "BIGWORDS is the textbook website that put seller/shipping optimization on the map with their Multi-Item Price Optimization services."

The BIGWORDS Uber-BOT textbook price comparison uses Multi-Item Price Optimization(tm) to maximize promotions and minimize shipping, providing the lowest total cost for your entire textbook order. It’s why we save students $225 on average multi-item orders.

Buy, rent, or sell textbooks: New, used, rentals - They’re all considered and calculated automatically to save you the most money.

...And that’s not all. It’s not exactly Snuggie, but it’ll give you the same warm fuzzy feeling when you realize how well you’re stickin’ it to the bookstore man. If we find books from sellers with low feedback scores, we’ll strip them out for you! Book looks like it’s been run over by a truck? Not a problem! We’ll ignore it. What’s that? You don’t care if it was run over by a truck and fell into a sewer? We’ll show you the very dirt-cheapest textbooks. Nobody, and I mean nobody, does textbooks like this. We slice ‘em, we dice ‘em, we find the cheapest copies of the right textbooks so YOU don’t have to spend your hard earned cash OR spend hours scouring the Internet for deals. This thing cleans up textbook prices like a Sham Wow does grape juice.

Voted most important app by all of us who built it, we believe you will be as overjoyed as we were when it started working. In fact, we’re so sure you’ll be completely satisfied that we’re giving it away FREE! Not a limited time offer. This thing is free and it’s going to stay free, because we love and respect you, student kind.

- Searches all the best textbook stores: Abebooks, Alibris, Amazon, BetterWorld, Biblio, Barnes and Noble, Bookbyte, Bookrenter, Chegg, CourseSmart, eBay, eCampus, FirstClassBooks,,,, TextbookX, TextbooksNow, TextbooksRUs, Valore Books.
- Automatically calculates all promotions, coupons, and shipping
- Allows you to ignore any copy or seller - the app will find the next copy
- Set your own shipping speed
- Select whether to include used, marketplaces, international editions, rentals, or guaranteed buybacks
- Affinity program support for Amazon Prime, Barnes and Noble Membership,, etc.
- Buy from the merchants inside the app, or email a link to yourself
- Share feature allows you to send bookbags to friends or other students
- Searches domains:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
- calculates textbook buyback too, so you can get up 75% back!

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Recently changed in this version

Bar Code Scanning.

Major stability updates.

Support for all recent devices, including tablets.

Comments and ratings for
  • (37 stars)

    by tjzekes on 01/03/2014

    Opened but then crashed every time I tried to use a function. Restarted phone and now it works. Looked up 5 books, it found 4.

  • (37 stars)

    by Angelina Velasquez on 16/01/2014

    Can't even use the app... It crashes without fail every time! Fix this. You guys are a great site for us poor students, and I'd be happy to reinstall the app once its fixed.

  • (37 stars)

    by Sara Nolan on 12/12/2013

    Whenever I try to navigate the app.

  • (37 stars)

    by Kyle Smaagard on 13/10/2013

    Very slow... doesn't follow android guidelines or use holo

  • (37 stars)

    by ime akpan on 02/10/2013

    About time you guys have an app.

  • (37 stars)

    by Michael Galvin on 29/07/2013

    This app will not run on my Galaxy S3. It immediately crashes

  • (37 stars)

    by Jeremy Pitt on 25/07/2013

    Doesn't work