1. Once you know your class schedule for the Fall Semester, the best way to find out which textbooks you’ll need is by checking out the textbook list provided on Redeemer’s website. It’s updated on a regular basis and can be found by going to
clicking on future/current students
choosing “bookstore” from the drop down menu
clicking “textbook list” on the left side
choosing the appropriate semester: fall 2013
Click here if you have any trouble navigating the website.
2. Redeemer’s on-campus bookstore has all of the current semester’s textbooks organized by course code. It makes shopping for all the books you need really easy and efficient. For returning students, the bookstore buys back textbooks at 50% of the original price (as long as the textbook is in good condition and is the current edition). These textbooks are then sold through the bookstore to other students at a reduced price.
4. For today’s online generation, the bulletin board has conveniently been taken online. There is an open Facebook group, which describes itself as “a group to help everyone find the textbooks they need for the [current] school year and to sell those they no longer need.” It has served as a really helpful tool for incoming, returning, or previous Redeemer students. Just search “Request or Advertise your books – Redeemer U/C” in the Facebook search bar.
Having to buy textbooks may seem like a chore, but it can be made a lot easier if you check out the tips above. You’ll save money on the textbooks you need, earn some money back with the textbooks you sell, and maybe you’ll even find a few books that you’ll want to keep!