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Book buying tips, credit card policies and buyback information

Important Bookstore Information

Buying Books

Plan on spending from $400 to $500 per semester for textbooks. Instructors submit their book lists to the campus bookstore. Book lists for each term are posted.

Purchasing Hints

The bookstore may feel like a very hectic place when all students come to purchase books at the start of the semester. The following suggestions will help eliminate any confusion:
  • When purchasing texts, students should have a copy of their schedule. It contains the necessary information to select books.
  • Textbooks are arranged on open shelves by subject area, course number and section.
  • New and used texts may be available. Used books are 25% less than new books.

Credit Cards/Check Cashing Policy

The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks, Connect @ BSU card, VISA, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and ATM cards that are part of the NYCE system. Personal checks will require a photo ID. All checks must be preprinted with name and address and should be made payable to BSU Bookstore. The bookstore will not accept third party checks.

Book Buyback

Unwanted textbooks can be sold back to the bookstore at any time. If the text is not being used again or if the stores have sufficient quantities, a national wholesale market price will be offered. All books to be sold back must be the most current edition available and in resalable condition.