Spring 2022 Textbooks

January 11, 2022

Your BMC Bookshop stocks materials that faculty have requested for Spring 2022 courses.  Complete listings of required and recommended books are available at this link.

Listings indidate whether books are "available now," "expected in 2 to 4 days," or "out of stock."  The "2 to 4 days" is an estimate, and we are counting weekdays only.  The estimate holds for the vast majority of titles, but please be patient as we work through covid supply chain issues.

Shop in store or online!  You are always welcome into the store to choose books for yourself.  Or you can place an order on this site and pickup in store.  Online orders are filled throughout the day, and you will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup.

Text purchases are returnable through Friday, January 28 only.  Starting January 29, text purchases are final.  Shrink-wrapped items such as loose-leaf texts and language bundles are not returnable once they are opened.  Receipts are required for returns.

We continue to offer digital options for many texts. We work with two digitial text providers, Redshelf and VitalSource, and both offer near-instant access to digital materials purchased from this website.  Access is usually limited to a specified number of days; look for this information in parentheses after the title and the name of the provider.  180 days is typical, which gets you through a semester.  After you complete your order, within minutes you will receive emails with instructions directly from Redshelf or VitalSource on how to start using your digital texts.  Digital options are grouped under print options on book listings page; choose either a print option or a digital option -- there's no need to buy both.

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

Class at Haverford?  You'll need to get your books from their bookshop.  Their textbook lookup page is: haverford.bncollege.com/shop/haverford-college/page/find-textbooks

Optional books? Books are marked "Required," "Optional" or "Suggested" based on instructions from your professors.  Our advice: never buy an "optional" or "suggested" book until after you've gone to your first class, looked at the syllabus, and heard what faculty has to say about the book.

Spring book buyback will take place May 2 through May 13. Please watch for details.  Receipts are no longer required for buyback.

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.

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.