Can I sell back my textbooks to the UBC Bookstore? How does the textbook buyback program work?

Yes – the UBC Bookstore will buy your books back from you! Students can sell their used textbooks back in-store during our textbook buyback period at the beginning/end of each term. Our next buyback period for the fall 2024/25 term is from August 19th to September 14th. How do I find out if my book…

What’s the difference between Required, Alternative and Optional textbooks?

Your lovely professors/instructors choose your Required textbooks. Required textbooks contain the basis of the course and will be referred to frequently. Alternative textbooks are variations of the required textbook that deliver the same content but in a different format. For example, your instructor may have selected an eBook and access code as the Required Textbook….

How do I avoid line-ups?

UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, you have two options: You can order your textbooks online. If ordering online and you’re living on or close to campus, please choose the Pick-Up option to pick up your books when you’re back on campus. Please ensure you bring your order number and your student ID.  If you want…