The Washington & Jefferson College Bookstore offers a variety of services for W&J students, such as check cashing, package shipping, postage stamps, and more. It's also the hub for textbook buying and selling, and the place to get all your Presidential merchandise and memorabilia!
W&J Bookstore Online
The W&J Bookstore Online has all of your Presidential apparel, memorabilia and other W&J merchandise for sale. It's also where students can go to check out textbook requirements for courses, and make texkbook purchases.
The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday during the regular semester from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*The Bookstore will be open Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Family Weekend, and on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for W&J Showcase.
The W&J Bookstore offers a number of textbook options to make sure that students get the best materials at the best price. New and used textbooks are available in the Bookstore, and students also can browse and order materials at the W&J Bookstore Online. The Bookstore also offers the unique option of renting textbooks.
Let the W&J College Bookstore do the work for you! Simply fill out the W&J Textbook Reservation Form, and Bookstore staff will pull the books for you and have them boxed and ready to go. You can select your preference of new or used books and the staff will fill your reservation in the order received. If a substitute for your preference must be made, the staff will let you know before you pay.
**The deadline for Textbook Reservation has passed for the Fall 2014 semester. Please check back for future textbook reservation opportunities.
The W&J Bookstore orders used books through multiple wholesalers to stock the largest variety possible. Supply can be limited for newer titles. Used books are typically priced between 25% to 30% lower than the equivalent new book to help pass savings along to our customers! You can’t go wrong with used books.
The W&J Bookstore offers a competitive used textbook buyback program, with the most competitive pricing offered during finals week each term. Customers will receive approximately 50% of the new book price, regardless of whether the book was purchased as a new or used copy, and regardless of where the book originally was purchased.
Several factors determine the amount money you could receive during book buyback:
- Has your instructor reordered the book for the upcoming semester?
- Does the Bookstore need more copies, or have we bought our limit?
- Is the book damaged in any way (missing pages, liquid damage, binding broken)?
- Is there a pending new edition of the book, or is the book already an old edition?
- Was the book sold as a bundle, and are pieces missing (CD’s)?
- Was the access code removed or scratched off?
- Is there a Wholesale demand for the book (are other colleges looking to use this book)?
The Washington & Jefferson College Bookstore does not buy copies marked as international edition, instructor copy, or free copy.
Rent your textbooks from the W&J Bookstore! The Textbook Rental Program provides another option for students to save on textbook costs. Rental textbooks are available for selected courses only, and the Bookstore strives to offer the largest number of rental textbooks possible. Students opting to rent their textbooks must complete a rental agreement, and should review these documents: