The BSU Bookstore is your one stop shop of textbooks and other course materials.
What's the difference between “Required," “Recommended," and "Suggested" textbooks?
- Required: the item is necessary for the course.
- Recommended: the instructor has suggested an item that may be helpful.
- Suggested: these items are often purchased with the required book, or other students have found the item useful.
Does the bookstore offer price-matching for textbooks?
In most cases, yes! The bookstore will price match textbooks against Amazon and most competitors. If you find a cheaper advertised price within seven days of purchase, the bookstore may be able to give you the difference. For more information, please contact the BSU Bookstore.
Does the bookstore offer textbook buybacks? Can I sell my old textbook back to the store?
Yes, at the end of each term (or whenever you no longer need the book), the campus store will buy back books based on the book’s current market value. For more information, please see the BSU Bookstore buyback page.
Can I rent textbooks from the bookstore instead of buying them?
Yes: You can rent many of the textbooks you need for the semester, then return them at the end of the term. And, if at any point if you decide you want to buy the book, rent it longer, or drop the class, no worry – options are available in most circumstances. For more information, please see the full Textbook Rental FAQ page.