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The Columbus State Bookstore is your one-stop-shop for all your textbook, technology, supply, uniform, and spirit wear needs.

  • Need a book? The right books at competitive prices are here—and in a variety of formats. Use the Textbook Price Comparison Tool for side-by-side comparison with other vendors!
  • Don't need a book? A year-round used textbook and calculator buyback program allows you to exchange select books and calculators for cash.
  • Need a pencil? We have supplies, uniforms, tech products, and spirit wear, too!
  • Need a ride? COTA Bus passes may be purchased to get you around town - View rates
  • Need a snack? A Café provides a variety of food, beverages, and healthy grab-and-go options.

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Autumn Semester Events

AUGUST 24 - SEPT 3 Back to School Specials
20% off all Hoodies and CS Planners, Select 8GB Flash Drives are buy 1 get 1 Free, & more! Also, Register to win a 10.1" Android Tablet. Winner will be notified 9/7/15.

SEPTEMBER 7-30 Crazy About Star Wars
The Force Awakens in the Bookstore with an assortment of books, gifts, and tees! Take $3 off any purchase of $10 or more on all Star Wars merchandise. Register to win a Star Wars merchandise assortment. Winner will be announced October 1.

SEPTEMBER 21-25 Book Donation Drive
Support Columbus State student scholarships by donating your old general reading books. Donated Book Sales support the Columbus State Foundation. Donations accepted at the Bookstore, Delaware Campus, and Regional Learning Centers.

OCTOBER 1-8 National Student Day
Celebrate and serve by making a donation to support a local food bank, animal shelter, or school. Items needed: canned/boxed food items, cat/dog food and toys, children’s books & school supplies. Donations accepted at the Bookstore, Delaware Campus, and Regional Learning Centers.

OCTOBER 1 - JANUARY 31 Thurgood Marshall Exhibition
Visit the Columbus State Library to learn more about Thurgood Marshall, a legendary civil rights hero and the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Then, stop by the Bookstore to see an assortment of books available for purchase.

OCTOBER 20 Grad Fair 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a piece of cake and prepare for your upcoming graduation! It’s time to purchase your cap & gown and order your graduation announcements. Get a free $9.99 CS tee with any diploma frame purchase.

NOVEMBER 3 & 10 Free Painting Workshop 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Walk away with your first masterpiece! All supplies will be provided.

NOVEMBER 16-20 Customer Appreciation
Stuff a sack and take 25% off select products that fit inside. Includes clothing, backpacks, gifts, supplies, general reading books, and electronics. Also, register to win a $10 CS Bookstore gift card. Five winners will be notified 11/23/15.

DECEMBER 1, 3 & 7 Job Fair Open Interviews 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Bookstore is hiring for Spring 2016 Rush. Apply and interview today!

DECEMBER 14-18 Textbook & Calculator Buyback
Get the most money back for your textbooks.



Peak Operational Schedule, August 25 - September 11, 2015

August 25-27 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
August 28 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 29 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
August 30 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
August 31 - September 3 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
September 4 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 5 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 7 Labor Day – Campuses Closed
September 8-10 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 11 resume normal hours

Regular Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

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283 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215