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The main Bookstore is located centrally on campus, on the ground floor of the MacEwan Student Centre. We offer required and recommended textbooks for courses at the publisher's list price and make every effort to obtain the least expensive options for students. We also provide a used textbook buyback service, a free online classified service, and a buyback alert service. In our digital world, books can be located from a variety of sources, however your campus Bookstore offers the advantage of having exactly the books you need, in stock for the beginning of classes, all with a hassle-free returns policy. Digital or e-books can be a great option for some students. Benefits can include portability, continual updates, and additional tools that help you highlight, search, or take notes. As more textbook titles become available, the University of Calgary Bookstore will carry both choices. Some of the textbooks we carry can be rented instead of purchased. You can rent your textbooks online and have them quickly delivered right to your door for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them new. Students typically save 50% off of the new book retail price by renting.

We are more than just textbooks! The main Bookstore carries one of Calgary's largest selections of general reading books, and we can special order any book still in print. We are also pleased to offer University of Calgary clothing and souvenirs, Dinos merchandise, and a wide selection of stationery and art supplies. The Bookstore has a secure online store that features the required and recommended textbook list each semester, online ordering for textbooks, clothing, gifts, and select general reading titles. Order your textbooks online, with the option of in store pick-up or delivery and avoid the back-to-school rush! Check out our site at

Special extended hours apply during back-to-school periods, during the summer months (May through August), so please call or check our website for the most current information.

Telephone: 403.220.5937
Toll free: 1.877.220.5937