Text return deadline is Friday, September 14

September 13, 2018

The deadline to return texts for full credit this semester is Friday, September 14.  If you’ve changed classes and no longer need a book, bring it back to the bookshop with receipt no later than 5:00 pm Friday for a full refund.  No returns without receipt.

Starting Saturday, September 15, all text sales are final — no returns.  Hold on to your books and receipts until buyback in December, Monday, 12/17, through  Friday, 12/21.  We guarantee buyback with receipt.

We keep returns open through the first two weeks of classes because we understand that schedules change.  But after Friday, the hard return deadline and the final sale policy are tools that we use to help reduce prices.  Returns are costly.  If you’re paying by credit card, we’re paying fees not just on purchases, but also on returns.  There are also costs in dealing with returned books; sometimes, those inventory management costs can be significant.

More importantly, because the supply of textbooks is not unlimited — less expensive used book inventory has been especially challenging to source this season — we are trying to see that books get into the hands of the students who need them most.  If you are holding a book you no longer need, you are tying up a copy that a fellow student might need.  Please get it back to the store, and we’ll make it available to others here.

Texts will continue to be available in the store well into the semester.  We start hitting return deadlines with some of our suppliers in late October, but we’ll keep most titles here until Thanksgiving.