From the left: Daphne, Winnie, Kaya, Jason, and baby Landon Ballard.
Ballard Books is a family business near BYU and UVU. We love being able to do this business together.
Our goal is to help students all over the nation. We buy, sell, and rent college books. We buy competitively. Also we sell and rent cheaper than campus.
We buy books such as binder versions (loose leaf), paperback, hardcover, and sealed access codes from students throughout different schools. Since we sell online nationally, we may still find value in books that are no longer needed in one school because another school may still need them. To make it easier, we offer free shipping. We offer payment via PayPal or check. Locally we pay with cash as well.
We love to give back to the students so we currently have a club called 10% More Club where members can save 10% off of purchases and rentals as well as get 10% more when they sell books to us. It's free to sign up through our website, www.BallardBooks.com.
Our app that will launch around March 2018 will allow students to be able to sell books. Later on in the year they'll be able to see what books we have available for sale and/or rent. The 20% More Club will launch with the app. It's similar to the 10% More Club but of course double the value for just a small membership fee of $8.97 per year.
We will also hire students to earn commission just by referring others to the app. For example, student 1 will get commission every time the person they refer (student 2) buy, sell, or rent through the app. If student 2 decides to refer others as well, student 1 will get a small commission from those people that student 2 refers. The more they refer the better. We are also having a new website built that will go smoothly with the app.
We know that we won’t be where we are today without the students and parents who continue to support us. We want to make sure that we continue to be reliable, honest, and have exceptional customer service!
Who We Are
Jason Ballard grew up in Gaston, OR. He served a church mission for 2 years in the Philippines. While there he fell in love with the culture and people. He is fluent in Tagalog. He also loves to cook and can cook Filipino food!
Winnie Ballard was born and raised in the Philippines and move to Northern California when she was 10. She met Jason while attending BYU-Idaho. They ended up performing a Filipino dance together called Tinikling. Right after they both graduated, they went to China to teach English at an elementary school in Changzhou which is near Shanghai. Each had a total of over 900 students!
Jason and Winnie have been married since 2007. They have three kids: Kaya, Daphne, and Landon. Kaya is a fast learner, loving, and kind. She has grown to be an amazing artist. Daphne is hilarious! She'll make you laugh without even trying. She's also very natural in ballet and loves to dance. Landon is so strong that he started to scoot on his belly during his first tummy time when he was only 2 months old! He also loves to play hide and seek and give hugs and kisses.
Books donated by locals and Ballard Books to a new university at Lira in Northern Uganda, Africa.
Our baby being cute at the PSU buyback.