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I have recently been receiving number of visits from "academic book buyers" that are looking to buy books that I no longer want. It is never stated outright but they seem to be looking mainly for evaluation copies of textbooks. At least 2 of the cards that I have been given indicate that they are "recycling" the books, although what this means is not clear.

Are these book buyers benefitting or exploiting academia?

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There are good chances that they are selling the books back to students. Given the price of academic books, this is is the most profitable way of "recycling" a book.