End of semester textbook notes

November 21, 2017

As we hurtle towards the end of the semester, we wanted to remind you about some textbook policies and upcoming dates.

Text vendors impose deadlines on book returns, which means we are starting to clear out Fall semester texts.  If there's anything that you still need to buy for this semester, please get it soon.  Most all Fall books will need to be returned no later than the first few days of December, unless we already have a commitment from faculty to reuse the book in the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 semesters.  We hold books here as long as possible, but we're running out of rope here.  You can check current inventory on our website at bookshop.brynmawr.edu/college.  Listings on the site will be available through November 30 only.

Book buyback dates are December 18 through December 22, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Bookshop.  We are setting up dates for buyback at GSSWSR, and we are also looking at the possibility of an early buyback session for folks leaving before finals week. Please check back for details, which will be posted here soon.

Please remember that we will buy back MOST titles regardless of where you bought them from, even if it's Amazon.  But we guarantee buyback on ALL current semester books with receipt.  There is a subset of titles for which we require receipt because there are quantity limitations at our buyback partners.  Because there are limits, we reserve these opportunities for folks who purchased here.  Also buyback is not limited to current semester books.  We partner with MBS, a division of Barnes & Noble, and they're looking for books for all of the campuses that B&N serves, so the buy list is usually over 100,000 titles deep.

For more info on how buyback works -- including details on how we set buyback prices -- please refer to this earlier blog entry: bookshop.brynmawr.edu/guaranteedbuyback

Spring semester book requests are coming into the bookshop now.  Most books won't arrive here until the first few days of January, but the list of confirmed book adoptions (such as it is, at this early date) can be found at: bookshop.brynmawr.edu/college