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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!

Tech Bundle


Financial Aid Book Allowance: Important Dates

First day to purchase at the Columbus State Bookstore in-store and online August 19, 2014
(Please note that no funds will be available prior to this date)
First day of Class August 25, 2014
Columbus State Bookstore Return Deadline (receipt required) September 8, 2014
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  

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!  

August 25: Autumn Semester Begins
Welcome back! Come see us at the Week of Welcome events around campus.

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

September 10: Local Author Book Signing Event
Visit the Bookstore from 10-11 a.m. or the Library from Noon-1 p.m. to meet your favorite authors and discover new ones!

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

 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