From the left: Daphne, Winnie, Kaya, Jason, and baby Landon Ballard.
Who We Are
Ballard Books is a family business located in Newberg, Oregon. We buy, sell, and rent college books. We actually had our kids with us during the previous book buybacks. We love being able to do this business together. What started out as a side business has grown to what we do full time. We are so grateful for all the support we've been receiving. Thank you so much for your support and for letting your friends and family know about us!
Our goal is to help students. So we sell textbooks cheaper than campus and offer rentals to help save up to 60% off of the school's sales price.
Locally, we love doing student appreciation where we have book giveaways or other things to help students. We get lots of books donated to us. We don't feel right about selling them so we don't. During our buyback, when it's a nice weather, we lay them out for students to take or borrow for free. We just ask for the borrowed ones to be returned so other students can borrow them for the next term. Some students have found their books there which they said saved them over $130. Another student said she saved over $300! We love that feeling of being able to help!
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 America when she was 10. She met Jason while attending BYU-Idaho. Right after they both graduated, they went to China to teach English at an elementary school. 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. Daphne is hilarious! She'll make you laugh without even trying. Landon is so strong that he started to scoot on his belly during his first tummy time when he was only 2 months old!
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.