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Extended Hours for Back to School!

Open our regular hours, plus more!
Regular hours Mon-Sat 8AM - 5PM. Extended hours:
Tue September 2 8AM - 7PM
Textbook Ordering

Get Your Books

Click through below to our class by class list and pick out the books for your classes. Be sure to read the important notes below. Text orders are held for in-store pick-up.
Please include your class year after your name (e.g. '16) so that we will have your book order ready for your arrival date.


Get Organized

We have all your school supply needs! Keep your papers organized with our Spirit Colby Seal Organizer Padfolio and take notes in our Colby Seal 1 Subject Spiral Notebook. Our Mundi Colby Pad Holder is great inside the classroom and out.


Sustainability

Keep your footprint light with the Colby Sustainable Moose 1 Subject Spiral Notebook, the Colby Sustainability 3 Subject Spiral Notebook, and top it off with our Pilot B2P Retractable Gel Pen and our Spirit Colby Bamboo Pen.



Stay Organized

Keep organized with one of our Colby planners. Choose from our colorful array of August to August Planner Organizers, Vibrant Vinyl Cover Academic Year Planner, or Colby Seal Academic Year Planner Looking for a desk style calendar? our Dorm Desk Pad Academic Year Calendar is sized to fit dorm room desks!



Wish you could climb to Colby's Blue Light?

Your ring can, as part of our ring ceremony! Colby's ring ceremony has your ring visit the blue light and spend the night in the library tower.

Your class ring is made just for you. It is the tangible symbol of your link to almost two centuries of Colby gradudates who have preceeded you in the Colby experience. Order on-line or during Family Homecoming Weekend in October!


Coordinate to Keep it Together

Color code your classes with matching folders, binders, & notebooks. Colby Sustainable Moose 2-Pocket Portfolio Folder, Colby Seal 2-Pocket Portfolio Folder, and Colby Seal 3-Ring Binder!


Important Notes on Fall 2014 Textbooks

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 2014 textbooks is September 15, 2014.

Rental books are available for some Fall 2014 classes. Rentals are not yet appearing on the web site. In the interim, if you are interested in renting, please enter a comment during check out to let us know. Our on-line rental will be available soon!!

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 Students & Parents: Please use student name and class year (e.g. Mary Low '17 or Elijah P. Lovejoy '15) in the shipping address field even if a parent will be picking up the books. Orders are held by student name and class year.

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.


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