PangoBooks: Buy & Sell Books Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

jae5678 ,

Such great prices!

I’ve had this app for about a week and I’m loving it so far! I’ve found some books for super cheap in great condition. I also think that this app is cool because I’ve been finding books that I’ve never heard about before. I will say that most of the selection is older books but there are some people selling the newer popular books too! I just think that the prices are great, especially shipping! I also sell on this app and think it’s pretty easy to navigate through and it’s nice to get a little something for books I don’t read anymore.

Since it is a new app, there are always ways for it to improve and here are a few. When you wishlist books, it doesn’t add them right away in the shop portion of the app. I think you have to exit the app and swipe up to restart the app for it to show up or it just shows up whenever. I’ve also found myself accidentally deleting my listing for selling so I think automatic saved drafts of listings you want to sell would be a good idea. Finally, after you look at a certain thread and want to go back to the thread homepage, it takes you back to the top/all the way to the beginning, not where you were before. This makes it so you have to scroll all the way to where you left off or miss threads that people posted. But these are just little nit picky ways to improve an otherwise great app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the awesome review! We’re so happy to hear you’re enjoying PangoBooks!

finchgrey ,

Simple Yet Effective!!

I have both bought and sold books on PangoBooks and have been very satisfied! As a buyer, the UI is super easy to understand and find books. Every order is shipped within 3 days, and includes a tracking number. I have one package delayed by usps, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that PangoBooks emailed me as soon as it was delayed to explain the next steps. They are a very attentive team to their members.

As a seller, it’s just as easy. I’ve sold multiple books already, and I love how PangoBooks deals with the shipping so that all I have to do is stick the label on the package and drop it off! The fees are 20% of your listing price, which I think is a decent amount for how streamlined the app is.

My only suggestion for the developers involves the pending PangoBucks. Currently, PangoBooks holds on to your earnings until 3 days after delivery in order to give the buyer time to file any disputes (which I think is great). I think that if the buyer writes a review for the seller, it should release the funds early. I’ve had buyers leave extremely positive and pleased reviews (that even reference the condition of the book), but I’ve still had to wait for my money until after the dispute period.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review and for using our app! We are definitely considering some improvements to the payout window process you describe.

Nrg212 ,

Calling all book lovers!

This app is my newest obsession. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences so far. There’s a great little community of people and I’ve discovered books I’ve never heard of before. It’s not as overly saturated as eBay so it feels like your books have a better chance of selling here. I’ve made a few sales already, had a great experience with a kind seller, and the PangoBooks team helped me sort out a partial refund on a bundle I goofed up on as a seller.
My favorite feature has got to be the Twitter-like section. You can let people know you’re running a sale, leave reviews on books, and can put up an ISO of a book you’re looking for! I’ve discovered several new shops from this!
Besides some little things that could be added to the app, like refreshing the page and leaving a review for buyers, this app is terrific. I want to share it with everyone but also keep it a secret so it doesn’t get harder to buy and sell on there lol!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the amazing review! We’re so glad to hear you’re enjoying our community of book lovers, and that it’s easy to buy and sell on PangoBooks!

BananaDroppz ,

Great but needs some work

There are so many selections on the app and the community is just fantastic as they are also avid readers who understand your love for books. It’s also extremely easy to post books you want to sell though, it is a bit more difficult to be able to get that book to sell. The main reason being there are more sellers than there are buyers on the app currently. A lot of the people on the app are ones trying to get rid of books but they also buy from other sellers while there are only very few people who sign up to actually buy books. I actually feel the prices are very reasonable especially the shipping (compared to apps like Mercari). As a buyer and seller I really wished that I could split my earnings on different books unfortunately, the app only lets you use all your savings on the whole purchase when I just want to use some and save some money for a different purchase. Another thing is unfortunately if a buyer reviews their purchase you still have to wait three days til you get your earnings. I wish they’d take after Mercari where as the buyer is rating their package they can also confirm receiving their package so that sellers can instantly get paid.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! If there’s anything we can do to make PangoBooks even better, feel free to reach out to us at!

Daniel.July7 ,

Tried this app out with skepticism, but wasn’t disappointed

I learned about this app through a Facebook add and decided to try it out of curiosity. Given the relatively low user base and the questionable nature of most FB adds, I was a bit skeptical and fully prepared to be scammed. I purchased a copy of Milton’s “Paradise Lost” for $1 (plus ~$4 of taxes and shipping), and was pleasantly surprised when the book arrived at my doorstep in fantastic condition. Obviously, not all buying experiences will go exactly as this one did, but I have confidence to buy from this app again after that transaction.
Technically, the app could use a few tweaks here and there to make the service a little more seamless. For instance, finding your purchases and accessing a tracking number takes some searching, even after I had done it a few times. Placing that option a little more prominently on the hot bar could help.
The forums are a great idea, but clicking off of them resets you to the top of the page, making scrolling to read more than the first few posts a bit frustrating.
Overall though, this app is one that I will continue to use in the future, and look forward to seeing many more people use it as well!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the awesome review and great feedback! Your feedback will definitely help us improve the app. We certainly agree with all that you put down here. Thanks again!

JustinMcKen ,

Excellent app

I have a huge book collection and have started selling them through the PangoBooks app. It gets you a little more for your books though parting is such sweet sorrow. I can’t take them with me and like to see them go to a good home and not chucked out in a yard sale after I am gone. The app is for person to person sales and it has the advantages of putting you in contact with like minded book lovers. I always include a card and a bookmark with my sales. There’s nothing like receiving a book in the mail especially with a little something extra. Easily the best way to sell your books online but needs a wider audience. It’s intuitive and easy to use. You get a fair price for your books rather than cents on the dollar. The only improvements I would hope for though I don’t know if it’s possible, would be a chat/ discussion room though that might create a an admin headache and also a way of sorting my page into catagories.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Justin! We’re so glad you’re enjoying our app!

MingryLeigh ,

Great app for book buyers!

I have been so delighted with my experience buying books on this app! In recent years the price of used books has skyrocketed, and Pango is the first place in a long while where I have actually found really great deals! I have also had a great experience with all of the sellers. Most of them have been super friendly and swift shippers, and all of them have shipped me great books! My one big gripe and the reason for only 4 stores is the deep frustration I feel every time I leave a review for the seller. The text box where you are meant to type up your review is covered over by the popup keyboard on your iPhone—making it impossible to see what you are typing. I’ve tried to get around this by typing up a review in the notes app to cut and paste but I’m unable to paste it into the app. It’s super frustrating trying to type a message that you can’t see. I beg of you developers, please find a way to fix this! It’s a little thing but causes big frustration in the moment.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thanks for your great feedback here. I am absolutely going to have someone look into this for you -- I have never had this problem leaving a review so I'm wondering if it might be related to some setting on your phone or something like that. Regardless, we will look into -- also just to note, you can leave reviews via your account on our website as well. Thanks!

the ink wyrm ,

Great app overall

I’ve been using this app for about 6 months now and overall I really love it. It’s really easy to search for and purchase books and I’ve had really great experiences with almost all of my purchases. The one thing I don’t really like is that the app seems glitchy when loading my wishlist. I have an extensive wishlist (a few hundred books long at least) and whenever I try to scroll through it to clear out the books that have been sold so that I can whittle it down, it will show me my few most recent adds and then will rapidly flicker up some books are on my wish list while not actually letting them load and eventually only pulling up some of my oldest wishlist books. Ive noticed this only seems to be a problem in the app and not if you access PangoBooks in a browser but the app is what I use most frequently, and I would really like to be able to see my full wishlist in the app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your awesome review! It's great to hear about your experience. Thanks for letting us know about the purchased section. We are working hard to create the best experience and feedback is part of it! I hope to see this updated in the near future as well.

Nya Annaliese ,

Great new selling app! For BOOKS! 🤩

I love books, and I love selling books on other selling apps, so I figured PangoBooks was right for me! I was right, and it’s such a refreshing take on a selling app. The community of sellers seems fairly nice as well, it feels like a space for people who truly love books to share that love.

I will say the app doesn’t look as clean as others. Some issues that I have (that aren’t really issues, just things I’d like to see renovated) are:

- the way pictures are uploaded to listings. I’d like to add multiple at the same time
- the feed/shop dynamic seems too clunky, and it kinda overwhelms you.
- the feeds/shop reload even when you don’t want too. It just gets annoying after a while when you’re just scrolling to see what’s out there.
- the ability to add more “bookish” things- like stuff/merch that comes with book subscription boxes? I know these have a decent reselling market on other apps, it would be cool to add that to this app. But that would mean adding another option besides media mail.

But what I REALLY like is the shipping aspect. I love how it’s immediately media mail, and you can print labels from the app. I also like how if you do free shipping as a seller, it’s taken out of your earnings, so you don’t have to take it out of your own (in real life) pocket to buy a label.

So excited to sell more on PangoBooks!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, Nya! We’re so glad to hear you’re enjoying PangoBooks, and lots of your suggestions are coming in future updates!

WriteAtDawn ,

Easy place to sell

I was looking for a new place to sell and buy books and a friend suggested this app to me. Love how easy it is to use and they provide shipping labels so you can package easily and quickly. Makes buying books easy too with your information ready to go when you want to buy. Only issue I have is getting funds transferred to my bank and the service fee. For each purchase they take 20% of purchase price which cuts in a lot, so be sure to price accordingly. And while I understand waiting for buyers to receive package before depositing funds, the transfer to bank option has been broken for months. So I have to wait weeks to have access to my money then can’t even transfer to bank and have to use PayPal and pay more fees to get my money. Not a big deal, but can be annoying at times. Overall, small issues, but be aware when using the app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your positive review! The bank transfers have been up and working for a while now so if you are still having any issues please send me an email at I would love to help. Thanks again!