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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!

Banned books

skullcandy event 

Financial Aid Book Allowance: Important Dates

LAST day to purchase online and in-store September 19, 2014
LAST day to pick-up Online Orders September 26, 2014
Remaining Financial Aid Credit Balance released by Columbus State (Direct Deposit or Check) October 1, 2014

Bookstore Events & Promotions  

While supplies last:  Azpen 7" Tablet Bundle Sale
Now only $99.99! Bundle Includes: Azpen 7" Android Tablet, 8GB MicroSD Card, Stylus, Earbuds, and Case (asst. colors)

September 8-30: Portable DVD Player Giveaway
Register to win an 8” Audiovox Portable DVD Player with carrying bag and folding headset.

September 22-26: Banned Books Week Celebration
Purchase your favorite banned books and enter to win a basket of books and Columbus State freebies at the Bookstore. Visit the Library's website to find out more about the events they are hosting.

September 25: Skullcandy AirRaid Tour
Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Bookstore for food, music, and swag! Get 20% off all SkullCandy headphones. While supplies last.  


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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


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