The Bookstore works closely with faculty to ensure that we have all the right books and editions for your classes.
Despite that, textbook information can change at any time, and for many reasons, including faculty changes, class cancellations, newly available books, or syllabi changes.
Any purchase made with other vendors based on this site's information is made at the purchaser's risk and is not guaranteed by Colby.
Faculty members have indicated that some books for your courses are required, some optional, and some suggested.
These decisions are at the faculty member's discretion, but generally required books are the central books for a course, and
optional books are usually ancillary materials like study and solution manuals. Books that are required for a course are listed
with an R on the line below the title, optional books have an O, and suggested items an S.
Changing a class after you've bought the books? No problem.
You will need your receipt, and books must be in the same condition in which they were purchased.
This means new books can not be written in, access codes must be unused, etc.
Quick and easy returns and exchanges during the returns period get you ready for your new class. The right books, right away. The last day to return fall 2013
textbooks is September 16, 2013.
Rental books are available for some Fall 2013 classes. When a rental edition is available it will show up as a separate "optional" book listing for your class.
Select this "optional" rental book instead of the new or used edition.
Used books are the most popular with Colby students, and we are extremely aggressive about getting as many used copies as possible.
Typically we have about 60% used books, and 40% new books and coursepacks each semester.
There are some books we've found it makes sense to sell only new, e.g. consumable books like
workbooks where students at many campuses are required to fill out, tear out, and turn in pages.
Unlike some used book sellers, we won't sell you a book that is missing pages, is the wrong edition,
or has been damaged by liquids. When the professor asks you to turn to page 27 to read an article, you'll be reading the right one.
Colby Parents: Help us get your student their books! Please be sure to use your Student's Name and Class Year
(e.g. Mary Low'12 or Elijah P. Lovejoy'15)
(not yours) in the Shipping Address for your order.
Due to environmental and timing concerns we do not ship textbook orders. They are held for In Store Pick Up. Please bring your ID when you come to pick-up your books.