Fall 2020 Covid Textbook Procedures

Your BMC Bookshop stocks materials that faculty have requested for Fall 2020 courses.  Complete listings of required and recommended books are available at this link.

Students on campus are encouraged to order online as soon as possible. The college is not permitting students to enter the bookshop during the quarantine period; orders received through September 7 can be picked up just outside the bookshop by appointment.  (You will receive a link to book an appointment when your order is ready for pickup.)  The store will be open to students for in-person shopping by appointment beginning on September 8.

The bookshop will ship books to students studying remotely. Remote students are responsible for the cost of shipping.  In the US, the charge is a flat $6.00, with free shipping for textbook orders over $100.00.  For shipments to other countries, the charge is a flat $60.00, which will be reduced if the actual cost is less.  We will do the best we can to keep costs as low as possible, but our options for international shipping are limited.  Domestic shipments take one to five weekdays.  Allow ten to fourteen days for international shipments.  (Carriers continue to block shipments to some countries; we will let you know if we are unable to ship to you.)

We have substantially expanded options for digital texts.  We work with two digitial text providers, Redshelf and VitalSource, and both offer near-instant access to digital materials purchased from this website.  There is no shipping charge for digital materials.  After you complete your order, within minutes you will receive emails with instructions on how to start reading your ebooks.

We are also working with LITS to indicate when books are available at no charge in Tripod.  These titles are now marked "Available in Tripod" in red.  Visit tripod.brynmawr.edu to access these books.

We hope that you will purchase your books from your independent campus bookshop.  Dollars spent here stay on campus, and support the mission of the store and the college.  We do not charge sales tax on required course materials, unlike others sellers.

Whether you shop with us or elsewhere, please bear in mind that everything is moving slower now.  With restrictions on movement on campus and with delays at all suppliers and all carriers, you must allow extra time to obtain books that you need.

Text purchases are non-returnable this semester.

We post details about course materials (and other topics) on the BMC Bookshop blog. Here are links to some key posts:

We are here to help!  Please reach out via email to bookshop@brynmawr.edu if you have any questions about textbooks or anything else we offer.