Tips on saving big on textbooks during your academic year

Tips on saving big on textbooks during your academic year


Back-to-school season has many students and parents thinking about the most affordable ways to acquire textbooks. With a growing number of choices available today – like new or used, print or digital, rent or purchase – Bishop’s University Bookstore is ready to help students evaluate their options and get the materials they need at prices they can afford.

“An important part of our mission is to ensure students have affordable access to textbooks,” said Cindy Rivett, bookstore manager. “We’re excited to help students save big this year through a variety of format options and our popular price match program.”
Visit Bishop’s University Bookstore to be greeted with a range of course material affordability options, including:

  • Used Books: As part of Follett’s network of campus stores, Bishop’s University Bookstore offers the largest inventory of used books in the industry.
  • Text Rental: The bookstore’s rental program saves students up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new. Students will also enjoy risk-free rental policies that allow highlighting, taking notes and easily converting a rental to a purchase should they decide to keep it.
  • Digital Content: The bookstore offers a wide range of digital learning technologies including Follett’s BryteWave digital textbook reader and study tool. Many digital titles provide anytime, anywhere access, as well as varying discounts compared to purchasing new print materials.
  • Price Match: This popular program ensures students get materials at the lowest cost possible by price matching against eligible competitors. The difference in price is provided on a store gift card that can then be used toward other course material or supply purchases.

For more information on the various ways to save on textbooks, simply drop by the bookstore or go to

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