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Buying from The College Store ensures you get the right book and course materials for your classes.
The money you spend at PACES campus operations supports campus activities.
Textbooks for the fall 2020 semester
Textbooks for the fall 2020 semester are now available to order.
We will begin processing textbook orders the week of August 10, so you will not see any charges until then. We fulfill orders in the order that we receive them.
The College Store uses a 3rd party company for our price comparison tool so you can compare our prices versus other online companies. Not all textbooks are available in used or rental options.
Because of social distancing and the number of people allowed inside the College Store at one time, Textbooks MUST be ordered from bookstore.potsdam.edu ahead of time and picked up in Thatcher Hall 2nd floor, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, August 24 – September 11, 12pm – 4pm August 29 & 30. Students will not be able to walk into the College Store and request textbooks until Monday – September 14.
We except Cash, Credit Card & Bear Express as payment. If you order items from our web site and want to use Bear Express, you can enter your 16-digit number located on your campus card or your P# (Potsdam ID) at checkout.
You may use Bear Express to rent textbooks. A major credit card also must be provided to rent textbooks and kept on file should the book get damaged or not be returned by the due date. Unfortunately, our web site does not have the ability to take both Bear Express and your credit card information. A College Store employee will contact you by phone requesting your credit card to secure your rental.
If you are distance learning and want your textbooks shipped to you and to arrive by the first day of classes, we must receive your order by August 16.
Last day to return textbooks purchased for the fall 2020 semester for a full refund (in person or postmarked) is Friday – September 4 @ 4pm. You must have a paid receipt with your return in order to process it. We will also take textbook returns from September 7 – 25, but you must include a paid receipt and a copy of your drop / add form. Textbooks MUST be in the same condition as when you purchased them. If you are mailing back your textbooks, make sure you get a copy of your tracking # for your records. Make sure to include your full name, P# and Phone #, along with your receipt inside the box. Ship your returns to: College Store Att: Textbook returns, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676.
Buy Back and Rental Returns:
On campus Buy Back and rental returns will take place November 16 – 21. Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 12pm – 4pm.
End of semester Buy Back and rental returns will take place as follows: On Campus December 14 – 18 9am – 4pm.
For those distance learning, you can go here to see how much you can get for your non-rented textbooks: http://bookstore.potsdam.edu/SiteText?id=64167. For those that rented textbooks, we will send you an email with a link to print out a prepaid label to return your textbooks. If you do not receive an email with the link, you can find it here: http://bookstore.potsdam.edu/Home. The link will be available in November. Rented textbooks MUST be returned in person or shipped back (postmarked) by December 18. If your rented textbooks are not returned by the due date, you will be charged a replacement fee and a late charge per book.
BEWARE: International and instructor editions are not legal for resale and not eligible for buyback at the end of the semester