Spring 2020 Textbook Reservations are available for pickup!
Happy New Year, and welcome to the Spring 2020 Semester!
As always, we're here with the most used books and the most rentals, along with RedShelf eBooks for those of you who prefer that sort of thing to physical books. Click on the Buy Books link above to check prices or see your books.
Pardon the mess... We are definitely open and ready for you, but the City of Greenville is working hard on the streets in front of UBE. The intersection of Cotanche and Reid Circle is currently blocked, and Cotanche is only accessible from the Fifth Street intersection. You can still easily enter the store from the front on Cotanche Street, and our back entrance on Evans Street (and our parking lot) is completely clear.
Important Information About Online Purchases
If you buy books online, whether for in store pickup or for shipping, please allow us 24 (twenty-four) hours to process your order. You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your order, and a second email when we have processed your order and charged you for the textbooks. At that point, we will ship any books for which you requested delivery, email out any RedShelf ebook codes you purchased, and have in store pickups ready and waiting in the textbooks office. Be prepared to show a photo id when you come in to pick up your books. Free standard shipping on all orders of $100 or more!
Think you might have trouble with parking at UBE? Think again! In addition to our own parking lot directly behind the store (and beside BB&T, across the street from Sheppard Memorial Library), you can also park at the Five Points Plaza lot directly behind us at the intersection of 5th Street and Evans Street.
This is what used textbooks look like when they come in from MBS, one of our wholesalers. Thanks to relationships with the biggest three wholesalers in the business, as well as a robust self-funded rental program, we have more used books at lower prices.
You may not know this, but where we can control our costs---and having a self-funded rental program gives us an edge on costs---we lower our prices to reflect current costs. That means that a lot of our books are either available to rent or to buy at lower prices than you might find in a traditional bookstore, and in many cases, even what you might find online. Peer-to-peer marketplaces experience high demand during the start of a semester, which drives prices up. Since our prices don't fluctuate, and since we price based on cost, our prices are competitive.
Use our buy books link to purchase and rent, or just check prices, online.
Online Purchasing: NOW INCLUDES RENTAL AND REDSHELF EBOOKS! Just click on the "Buy Books" button above, or use this link and you'll be able to vist our e-commerce site. Feel free to use this interface to check book pricing and availability as well as purchasing. You can buy your books online and choose in-store pickup as your shipping option, and we'll hold your books here for you at no extra charge! Your credit card will not be charged until we process your order. It takes about twenty-four hours for us to pull and process your order at peak times at the start of the semester.