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Semester Textbooks - Dare to Compare!

Our average textbook cost is lower than other national retailers. Nobody is more aware of students' and parents' concerns about the cost of textbooks.

We LOVE Textbooks. Through our own research we have price compared thousands of textbooks with our competitors to ensure you get the best prices for textbooks. Shop with confidence knowing you are receiving the lowest prices, so why shop anywhere else?

Course Material Availability: During our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey, many students asked that all course materials be available when classes start. We strive to have all the books on our shelves when classes start. However, there are occasions when we may not have the books on the shelf when you arrive to our Bookland location. Reasons for this include: we did not receive an order from the faculty member, received a late order from the faculty member, publishers have sold out of the textbook, custom books may take from 1-4 weeks and are only printed upon receiving the order, or not a required text. There are times when an instructor suggests titles and asks to list them as optional. We may not order any of these or only a few depending on the sales history. We are always happy to special order a title. If books have not arrived in time for class, the shelf tag will have an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). You may choose to pay for a copy of a book that has not arrived and once it arrives, you will be contacted by e-mail or phone.

How We Save You Money on Textbooks: 

  • Largest selection of used textbooks-We strive to buyback as many textbooks from our students to fulfill textbook quotas for the upcoming semester. We also have the resources to get books from all over the country to ensure our shelves are stocked full of used textbooks whenever possible.
  • Competitive pricing on used textbooks
  • All new textbooks are always discounted 10%
  • No sales tax on required course materials
  • Add textbooks to your tuition bill through the Flex Plan-If you have excess financial aid, you may shift that into your Flex Plan through MyOswego. Flex Plan balances continually roll to the next semester, or, if you like, you may request that your balance be refunded at the end of the semester.
  • Buyback-Receive up to 50% of what you paid for the textbook at our end of the semester textbook buyback. Several factors influence the buyback price including whether faculty members have placed an order for the textbook for the following semester or if our current quota has yet to be filled.

If you take the cost of the textbook in the beginning of the semester and apply the services and resources that The College Stores strive to provide (used textbooks, Buyback, and Buyback Bucks), you will find that The College Stores provides the lowest net cost of your textbooks.

Any questions, please contact Paul DiVita, Textbook Manager, at (315) 312-2898 or