About Us

Associated Students GauchoBooks is a non-profit website that connects UCSB student buyers and sellers of textbooks. We hope to ease the burden of high cost textbooks by providing students with a platform that is easily searchable and navigable based on departments and courses at UCSB. GauchoBooks has the chance to change the current textbook market from large profit seeking organizations to an active local student market.

GauchoBooks has created a platform that UCSB students can exclusively access and use to post their textbooks’ information for exchange with other students. We do not seek profit nor do we process transactions – we simply connect student buyers and sellers through their U-mail account.