Virtual Reference Desk: Bookstores
The CSU Bookstore is operated for Cleveland State University through an exclusive agreement with Follett Higher Education Group to provide textbooks and course materials. The university receives proceeds from all purchases at the CSU Bookstore. The proceeds are and will continue to be used to pay some of the CSU Student Center construction debt.
Bookstores — New Titles
- Amazon.com: In and out of print books, videos, and music.
- Barnes & Noble: In and out of print books, videos, and music.
- Books a Million: Second largest U.S. bookstore chain.
Bookstores — Out of Print
- Abebooks: Great source for out-of print books.
- Powell's Books: Includes new books.
- Zubal Books: Located in Cleveland.
Bookstores — Textbooks
- Tip: The Library's Textbook Center, located on the first floor of the Library at the User Services desk, offers a limited selection of print textbooks required for some of the larger general education classes for each semester. Any CSU student with a valid Viking Card may borrow these textbooks to use for a 2-hour loan.
Bookstores — Cleveland
- American Booksellers Association Member Directory: Independently owned bookstores.
- The Association of American University Presses: Directory of more than 150 members located around the world.
- Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society Directory : NOBS Dealer Directory. NOBS is an association of book collectors, dealers, librarians, and others interested in promoting the production, preservation, collection, and sale of fine and antiquarian books.
Multiple Bookstores & Price Comparisons
- AddALL Book Searching and Price Comparison: New titles; search for any book you want, comparing the prices and services among 41 on-line bookstores.
- Alibris: Rare and used titles; online sales, textbook rentals, and used/out-of-print books, music, and movies.
- Bigwords.com: Gives price comparisons for both buying and selling textbooks.
- BookFinder.com: BookFinder.com searches the inventories of over 100,000 booksellers worldwide.
- Bookwire: Powered by Books in Print database, Bookwire makes it easy to search and discover over 20 million book titles, including print, ebooks, audio books and more.
- CampusBooks.com: Buy, rent or sell textbooks.
- Direct Textbook: In addition to its own book database, Direct Textbook returns search results from more than 200 major book databases.