We want to hear from you! (Questions, comments, suggestions). The CU Book Store is not a typical retailer, we're more than books and sweatshirts. Our mission is to take care of your student during their stay at CU. How can we help you or improve our services? Direct calls to us at (303) 492-6411(303) 492-6411 or Toll Free: (800) 255-9168(800) 255-9168. You can also use our other contact options. All proceeds benefit the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Get acquainted with the CU Book Store!
Be sure to check out our Orientation Booklet for more information!
Textbooks are Expensive - Here are a Few Money Saving Tips
- Place a textbook pre-order
Pre-order your student's textbooks after they register for classes and we will have their books ready for pick up at the store at the beginning of the semester! Fast, easy and convenient! You can choose your preference of rental, used, or new books. You know your student will get the correct books as we are the official store of CU Boulder! Best of all, one lucky student who places a pre-order will WIN their textbooks for the semester!
- Shop early and rent textbooks, or buy used books
We know the price of textbooks is high, and we try to do everything we can to keep the costs low. The first thing we do is carry as many used books as possible, because they save you 25% off the new price of the book. We also offer as many textbook rentals as we can. You or your student can purchase ALL their needed textbooks from our website and have them delivered right to your/their door or choose in store pick-up.
- Return a book promptly if a class has been dropped
The bookstore only carries those items requested by the instructor. We try to make this easy. Students can get a full refund through the first week in the fall and spring semester with an original receipt and in its original condition. (The bookstore limits the refund period to the first week of class because most publishers require that we return books to them by a certain date.)
- Have your student sell their books at the end of the semester
Our first source for used books is your student! If an instructor has requested a textbook for the next semester, the CU Book Store will pay students 50% of the new price until their orders are filled. If the book is not being used, we will contract with a company to buy the book from your student for a wholesale price.
For more information on textbooks and buyback visit our textbook FAQ
Technology Educational Discounts
As an educational retailer, the CU Book Store saves students hundreds of dollars on software, as well as offer educational pricing on computers. We offer educational discounts on Apple, Dell, HP, and Lenovo systems. This special pricing is available only to currently enrolled students. The CU Book Store partners with academic departments to carry the technology recommended by your student's degree program. Please visit our Technology Store to take advantage of these great prices.
Parents, Isn't it About Time you were the "First to Know"?
Isn't about time you were the first to know something? The CU Book Store has frequent sales and events. Sign up to receive these special offers.
Credit Card Authorization Form
Does your student need to make a purchase on your credit card without the card being present? Do we need to put a refund on your credit card for a textbook return. To do so, your student will need to bring the completed authorization form with them to the store.