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The Columbus State Bookstore, owned and operated by Columbus State, is your one-stop-shop for all your school needs and spirit wear, too! Your bookstore is dedicated to serving students by providing the resources you need to succeed at Columbus State!  

We offer:

  • The right books at competitive prices—and in a variety of formats.
  • An online textbook rental program and a Textbook Price Comparison Tool for side-by-side comparison with other vendors.
  • Office and medical supplies, electronics and computer products, academically priced software, and much more.
  • A year-round used textbook and calculator buyback program.
  • COTA Bus passes. View rates and read our FAQs for more information.
  • Special promotions and events.
  • A Café providing quick, healthy grab-and-go options, as well as snacks & drinks.

Stop in today and discover all the Columbus State Bookstore has to offer!

Tues Tees

Bookstore Events  

July 1-29: Tuesday Tees in the Courtyard
Buy $5 tees in the Columbus Campus Courtyard from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

July 14-25: Backpacks & Tote Sale
All bags 25% off! No additional discounts.

August 4-9: Textbook Buyback
Get cash for books and calculators!

August 5: Ice Cream Social
Join us for free ice cream - while supplies last!

August 11-September 12: Back to School Tech Special
Our technology bundle includes a 7" Azpen tablet, case, 8 GB memory card, stylus, and earbuds -- all for only $129.99!

For important Financial Aid Disbursement dates, visit the Financial Aid Book Allowance page.   


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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

 Adjusted Autumn Semester Hours of Operation

August 19 – 21             

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

August 22                     

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

August 23                     

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 24                     

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 25 – 28             

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

August 29                     

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

August 30                     

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

September 1

Campus Closed, Labor Day

September 2 – 4           

8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

September 5                

Resume normal hours of operation


Also Located in the DX BuildingDX Café


    Order textbooks and shop online
    Order Academically Priced Software

Using Financial Aid for Bookstore Purchases

Online Shopping Information

How to Purchase Textbooks:

Affordability Matters

  • Affordability Video
  • Online Textbook Rental
  • Software
  • Text Price Comparison Tool
  • Textbook Buyback

Additional Information:




Columbus State Bookstore
Contact Us

283 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215