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At the Bishop State Bookstore we are committed to excellence. We define excellence by our commitment to customer service. We understand that college is an expense which can become a burden to both students and their parents. We feel that by keeping the cost low on textbooks that more students will be able to better afford to continue their education.

We have a friendly, knowledgeable staff would love to help you in anyway possible, whether it being getting the textbooks you need or helping you find a new Bishop State T-shirt, they are here to serve you.

We look forward to serving you!


Refund Policy

Merchandise refunds only available within 30 days of purchase. Textbook refunds only available until the add/drop period for the semester; however, books must be in original condition and all returns subject to manager's approval. There will be a $35 charge for returned checks. Special orders will be re-shelved after 15 days. No refunds without receipt, exchanges or gift card only. All sales final on clearance items.

Rental Program

The Bishop State Bookstore is proud to offer a rental program. All rental books are for the duration of the current semester. Rentals offer students another option to save money on their textbook costs by providing immediate upfront savings. Students who rent books are required to have a debit/credit card placed on file in the event there is a problem with the return.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I save when I rent textbooks?

You can save up to 50% off a new textbook price and up to 30% on a used textbook price.

Can I use Financial Aid?


Can I use my employee discount on rentals?

No, the discount only applies to purchases.

Why do you need my credit card if I pay another way?

We will keep your credit card on file just in case there is a problem with your return.

Can I highlight or write in a rented textbook?

Yes! Normal use of highlighting and writing is permitted.

When do I need to return my rented textbook?

The due date for returning rentals is the last day of the semester. The date will be posted in the bookstore and printed on your sales receipt and rental reminder sticker.

Can I ship my book back?

Yes, rentals can be shipped back to the Bookstore. Rentals that are shipped back must be postmarked by the due date. If mailing on the due date, please call us at (251) 405-7037 so that we will not process any late fees on your card.

What if I drop the class?

The refund policy for a drop/add is the same for rental and purchased textbooks.

Can I decide to keep my book?

Yes! You can convert your rental to a purchase anytime before the due date.  Please let the bookstore know and plan on paying the difference in price between the purchase price and what you've already paid for the rental.

Will I save more when I rent than if I were to buy and sell the book back?

With rentals, you know what your costs are. With buying and selling back the books, you may save more in the end, but buyback prices are based off of what demands are for the following semester. If you have further concerns, email us or stop in to talk with us.