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UCSB Bookstore

The UCSB bookstore is located on the main floor of the University Center on UCen Road in Goleta, California. The bookstore is found in the heart of student activity on campus and it holds a great deal of what new and returning students need. Not only is the UCSB bookstore the official bookstore for the university, it also has school supplies that are required in the various classes, including art supplies and medical supplies.

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The UCSB bookstore has every textbook for every course at the University, and they also boast a higher number of used books for sale than any other area store. One excellent benefit for people who are undecided on their coursework is that the bookstore has a hassle-free return policy for any books returned during the first week of the quarter. It makes buying books significantly simpler if you are undecided on your classes.

One advantage offered by the UCSB bookstore is that it allows you to shop online. If you decide that you want to order your books online and then simply pick them up whenever they come in, this allows you to skip the frantic frenzy of purchasing books in the store. You can simply show up, pick up your books and leave. Find and purchase a textbook for class at UCSB using the Bookstore’s online interface!

UCSB Storke Tower (Photo by Jay Galvin)

Take advantage of the Textbook Online Ordering Program, where the books may be ordered by the bookstore from the publisher using 2nd day air shipping. There is no charge for shipping during the first five business days of the quarter.

Similarly, you can take advantage of the fact that the UCSB bookstore will also buy back your books at the end of the semester. While the price that you get will not be the same as the price you paid, it is a good way to put a little extra cash in your pocket at the end of the semester. A convenient location and professional staff will help you expedite this issue as quickly as possible.

When you want to sell your books back, the buy back program offers you a price that between 30 to 50% that of the original price if the book is necessary for the next semester. If not, the price is determined by the used book wholesaler. The UCSB bookstore offers a Online Buyback Value Finder for this purpose.

Aside from textbooks, the UCSB bookstore also has brisk business in general books and also in apparel. This is an excellent place to pick up gifts for your friends and family which are related to the University of California in Santa Barbara, and all of the merchandise is authorized and approved by the university.

Don’t forget to periodically check the UCSB Bookstore’s Facebook page for special deals and information on important events at the store! For those unacquainted with this student-friendly bookstore, a video walk-through of the store is located on the University Center’s website.

Further details about UCSB can be found on their website.


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