Stop in, we're open and able to help you. As always, we offer books for purchase, rental and in ebook format for the widest range of local textbook options. We allow customers to enter our sales floor and pick out their own books, as we've always done.
We do not have a publicly available computer and printer, so please bring a copy of your schedule with you!
Rental done right.
Right here, right now.
Plenty of convenient free parking in our back lot on Evans Street, at the free public Five Points parking lot at the intersection of Evans and 5th Street, and along the redesigned Reade Circle!
- Our hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.
- You must have a copy of your schedule; we do not have publicly available computers for our customers during the pandemic.
- You can save time by purchasing and/or renting online and picking up your books or having us ship them to you.
For online orders, we send out an email when we receive your order, and a second email when we have processed your order. Books purchased for in store pickup will be available when we have sent you the second email stating that your books are available or have shipped. If more than two business days have passed, please call to confirm that your books are available. Free shipping on all orders of $100 or more!
We have RedShelf ebooks available for many titles. They are delivered via email. Please allow up to twenty-four hours for us to process your order.
Important Information About Online Purchases
If you buy books online, whether for in store pickup or for shipping, please allow us up to 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. If more than one day elapses, please call to see if your books are ready. 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!
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 like Amazon experience high demand during the start of a semester, which drives prices up. Since our prices don't fluctuate according to demand, 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.