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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

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. Don't forget to participate in the #GIVEME5NSD Selfie Contest.

And while you're dropping off your donations, enjoy 20% off our entire selection of backpacks and totebags, through 10/8.

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, including including "Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America" by award-winning author Wil Haygood.

Mr. Haygood visits to Columbus State on 10/29. Click here for details.

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.



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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  • Affordability Video
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  • Textbook Buyback

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283 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215