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Purchase your textbooks and course materials at one of the Follett bookstores located on each of the CT State campuses. Our bookstores also carry school supplies, snacks, gifts, apparel and more!

Bookstore Services Include:

All CT State textbooks may be purchased at your campus bookstore.

You can now rent selected textbooks with saving of over 50% over the cost of a new text.

If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, tell us. We'll match it, right at the register. (Restrictions apply. See store for details)

Did you know that selected titles are available digitally? Visit Brytwave to see if your books are.

For the fall and spring semesters

Graduation cap and gown pick up

Visit a Campus Bookstore

Frequently Asked Questions

Who operates CT State bookstores?

All campus bookstores are operated by Follett Higher Education Group.

What forms of payment are accepted?
  • Cash
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (card holder must be present)
  • Personal check with a picture identification
  • Gift cards purchased at the bookstore
What sorts of things can I buy in the bookstore?

Though the selection may vary, each campus bookstore carries items such as:

  • Textbooks
  • Course Materials
  • Dictionaries, thesauruses and other books
  • Notebooks
  • Supplies such as pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, white-out, etc.
  • T-shirts, clothing and other apparel
  • Fan gear
  • Candy, snacks and grab-and-go food items
Can I pay with my parents’ check?

Yes, as long as proper I.D. is presented.

What about Financial Aid?

Students who are covered by financial aid are allowed to charge their textbooks and supplies. Other agency programs will be allowed to charge textbooks (supplies when authorized) after approval from the Cashiers’ Office. A valid State ID or School ID with a picture will be required. You may also use your financial aid to order course materials and supplies on line.

What is your Refund Policy?

Books are returnable for refund or exchange during the first week of classes only. New book returns must be in original packaging and must not be written in, damaged, or marked in any way. Refunds will be credited to the media purchases were made on. Credit to credit card purchases may take 2-3 days for processing. ALL RETURNS AND EXCHANGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SALES RECEIPT. No exceptions will be made. Summer session books are returnable during the first week of classes only. School supplies & electronic merchandise (Calculators, Recorders, USB Drives) are not returnable unless the item is defective. Defective supplies & merchandise will be replaced but not refunded. A cash register receipt must accompany all defective items. Clothing is returnable within 10 days of purchase with cash register receipt and all tags attached.

Who picks the textbooks for our courses?

The textbooks for your courses are chosen by your professors or their related department/division.

When is the Textbook Buyback?

Our bookstores offers a buyback at the end of every semester, typically around the week of Final Exams. Dates are posted on the bookmark that accompanies your receipt. Signs are also posted on the bulletin boards and TV monitors as well our website. However, the bookstore buys books back daily during normal operating hours.

I registered for the upcoming semester already why can’t I purchase my textbooks right away?

Textbooks will not always be ready at the same time that registration starts. Books need to be ordered, shipped & received. This is a time consuming process that involves receiving orders from the faculty, verifying correct title information, and availability.

Why are textbooks so expensive?

While textbooks are typically the least expensive part of your education many students do not understand the high prices of textbooks. Publishers often offer supplemental materials bundled with your text (CD-ROMs, Study Guides & Online Tools) which can increase the price of textbooks. Publishers report these materials are developed in response to instructors’ demand for them. The bookstores sell bundled textbooks only when required for your course.

Do you sell used textbooks?

Yes, the Bookstore sells used textbooks when available. Used textbooks can provide you with savings when compared to a new textbook. Used textbooks are labeled used and are available on a first come first serve basis.

What should I budget for textbooks and course materials?

On average we suggest a student taking four courses budget $600 per semester for books and course materials.