Buying second hand books

To buy books from the Secondhand book sale please visit The shop will open at 9am on Sunday 6 Dec and will remain open until 8pm Tuesday 8 December 2020.


The books are arranged in year level groupings. All stock levels and conditions are shown. Book conditions are:

Better condition - may have some pencil markings, pen or highlighter on fewer than two pages, wear and tear for a used book but considered to be in reasonable condition. The cover may have a bend (often from carrying in the bag). These books sell at 2/3 of the current new book price.

Fair condition – pen markings or highlighter on more than 2 pages, torn or significantly damaged pages or cover. If it looks scruffy, it will be considered fair condition. This books sell for 1/3 of the current new book price.


A number of books have e-book/digital versions. We are informed that:

Oxford texts - the reactivation code can be entered to access the digital book. The code is valid for the lifetime of the book and can be entered each year.

Jacaranda books - these books have a number of e-products. If the activation code is entered, you can access the ‘lite’ e-book version, which is simply the text. In order to access the interactivities and additional features, you are required to purchase a new code. Some books have a further ’study on’ component which is practice exam and study guide - this requires a further activation. These reactivation codes can be purchased on line. This has been shown in the book descriptions on the booksale website where known to be relevant.  

Heinemann - reactivation code required and available through Campion.

Cambridge - reactivation code required and available through Campion.


The price of the secondhand book has been adjusted for the price of the reactivation codes.


The shopping process is quite straight forward. Click on the year level or search for by title (the descriptions are as per the current Campion book lists). Select the book, the condition, and add the book to your cart. Check out with credit card payment. All sales require an email address; you will receive an emailed receipt of your purchase. Further, emails may be sent when the books are ready for collection. Books ordered Sunday and Monday will be available at the school office Tuesday 8 Dec 2020 from 10am. Books purchased on Tuesday will be available from Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 10 am. Please collect all purchased books by Friday 11 Dec 2020. The school office is open 8 am - 4pm weekdays.


Please remember, all books are “second-hand” and have been used to some degree. All second-hand book sales are non-refundable. For any inquiries or questions regarding the second hand book sale, please contact Anne at


Thank you for supporting the CGSC second-hand book sale.









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