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Affordable Textbooks. Textbook TOP FOUR. 1. How to Purchase 2. Actual Cost 3. Sell Your Books 4. Your Options. How to Purchase Your Books. Use your class schedule Match section number Options: 1. Online reservation osubookstore.com First chance at used! Held for you!

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Textbook top four
Textbook TOP FOUR

1. How to Purchase

2. Actual Cost

3. Sell Your Books

4. Your Options


How to purchase your books
How to Purchase Your Books

  • Use your class schedule

    • Match section number

      Options:

  • 1. Online reservation

    • osubookstore.com

    • First chance at used!

    • Held for you!

  • 2. In the store


Just announced
Just Announced!!!

  • Member discount is now 10%!!

  • $875,000 returned to students with 8% discount

  • over $1 million dollars to members via discount with 10% discount


Textbook prices
Textbook Prices

  • 10% Student Discount

  • We are a NON-PROFIT organization

  • Find USED books easily!

    • Over 40% are USED!

    • USED books approx. 25% less than NEW, if not more

  • Series course?

    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Languages

    • Use the materials ALL YEAR!


Sell your books
Sell Your Books

  • You get CASH

    • Up to 50% of the purchase price

  • You provide USED copies for students

  • Check prices on our website

  • a.k.a. “buyback”



Options lots of them
Options… lots of them!

  • OSU Bookstore?

  • Online?

  • Rentals?

  • Digital books?

  • Library?

  • Share with friends?

  • Go without?


Osu bookstore the best option
OSU Bookstore…the Best Option

  • YOUR local, non-profit bookstore

  • Created in 1914!

  • Faculty and Students

  • Sole objective: provide affordable course materials for students


Option textbook rentals
Option: Textbook Rentals

  • Buyback could be a better option

  • Renting is attractive because of the upfront cost

  • Pilot project for fall

  • 10-20 titles initially

  • Entry level courses (100 and 200 level)

  • Tentatively 35-40% less than shelf price of NEW book


Option digital books
Option: Digital Books

  • Digital books… a.k.a. “Jumpbooks”

  • Electronic form of a printed textbook

  • Web accessed version

  • Search, highlight, make notes

  • Up to 25% cheaper than used books, but no buyback available

  • Is the digital book option right for you?


Option shopping online
Option: Shopping Online

  • Compare prices… we ARE competitive!

    • Many books are priced within $5-$10 dollars of Bookstore price

  • Sure, you might save a few bucks, but…

  • Are you getting the RIGHT book?

  • WHEN will it arrive?


Osu bookstore 96 years later
OSU Bookstore… 96 Years Later!

  • Still governed by faculty and students

  • Who owns the Bookstore? YOU do!

  • We’re working for you!

  • Direct benefits for students…


Back to beavs mission
Back to Beavs Mission

  • Our Promise:

    • Discounted Textbooks

      • Profits are returned to YOU!

    • Buyback Dollars

    • Book Scholarships

  • When you see this logo, you benefit!

  • Exclusively during START: sign up to win a $100 OSU Bookstore Gift Card!



All we do goes back to you
All We do Goes Back to YOU!

  • $875,000 in member book discounts

    • Over 1 million this year!

  • $700,000 contributed to the Student Union

  • $20,000 in student scholarships every year!

  • $1.5 million returned to students at book buyback!



Thank you
Thank you!

Get involved and study hard!


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