International Edition Textbooks

Many of you may not know this: International editions are an amazing way to save hundreds of dollars every semester on college textbooks! Here is a quick primer on what they are:

  • An International Edition textbook is simply the international counterpart to a US Edition. Most international editions have slightly different covers, many have different ISBNs on the outside covers (although some have the same ISBN as the US edition on the inside), but are still printed on high-quality paper.
  • These books were originally created to be sold in different regions, like Europe. International Edition textbooks have the same pagination and contents as the US Edition. All units, page numbers, and problem sets are guaranteed to be the same, or your money back.
  • They are perfectly LEGAL to buy and sell in the United States. Some of these books have a "warning" printed on the front cover saying that they are "not authorized" to be bought in the United States. This warning was rendered useless after a 1998/2014 Supreme Court ruling favoring students who want to save a lot of money by buying the international edition version of their textbooks. This warning is still printed on the international edition books to deter students from buying the lower priced books.