The Bookstore sells required and recommended texts, used books, stationery, magazines, clothing, gift ware and convenience items.

Open online with free shipping and order pickup dates

The Bookstore is open online only for the Summer terms. Our staff members are available 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday to answer questions by phone and email, and to process online orders of textbooks.

Contact the Bookstore by phone 604 984 4972 or email

Free Shipping: Orders shipped within Canada & the United States are eligible for free shipping for both summer terms. When your order has been processed, you will receive an email alerting you to its delivery, usually within 1-2 business days.

The Bookstore will not be able to ship textbook orders to overseas locations because of the excessive cost and the long delivery times.  Students who need books shipped to an international address could consider using for print books. The Bookstore will provide digital versions of books through our website when available.

Pre-paid Order Pickup: Between May 11-15, 2020, students have the option to pickup online orders at the Bookstore. You will receive an email once your order is ready for pickup, prompting you to come to the Bookstore. Please follow all emailed instructions carefully to minimize wait times and practice social distancing.

Buy your books online

Due to COVID-19, all students are to purchase textbooks through our online Bookstore.

Students can lookup and order course textbooks by visiting the Textbook Lookup and Ordering page. Orders will be filled with new or used books (when available if requested) and shipped to your home address. 

If a used book is requested but unavailable, it will be substituted with a new book. If you do not wish to receive substitutions, please indicate this when placing your order. 

Order books early! Allow for processing and delivery time. Orders are fulfilled in 2-4 business days for local delivery and 5-7 days for delivery outside Metro Vancouver.

After ordering online, you will receive a confirmation email, and a follow up email message with your pickup or shipping information. Your payment is charged at that time your order is processed and shipped.  

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Shipping rates: FREE for summer term 

Shipping: The Bookstore can only ship to a street address where you or someone else can receive the package; it cannot ship to PO Box numbers. 

Get framed!

Showcase your academic achievements at Capilano University by framing your degree, diploma or citation in a customized Capilano University frame. Contact the Bookstore about our selection of frames or order online.

Frame promotion: May 12 - July 31, 2020

Receive 10% off your purchase of a Milburn degree frame. Use code LESS10 when ordering online.

Access a personalized booklist

You can obtain a personalized booklist from the Capilano University Registration page. While registering for courses, follow the Textbook link at the bottom and receive a list of books for your courses.

You may see some courses without books, and sometimes the books you'll need won't be ordered until closer to the start of term. You can come back to the Registration page anytime to see if there have been updates to the texts you need. 


Refund Deadline: The refund deadline for summer term 1 books is May 22, 2020. The refund deadline for summer term 2 books is July 17th, 2020.

All refunds must be shipped to the Bookstore along with a copy of your original invoice. Books cannot be returned in-person to the Bookstore at this time. Mail your books to: 

Capilano University Bookstore,
2055 Purcell Way,
North Vancouver, B.C., V7J 3H5


Spring & Summer Hours
Mon.-Fri. Apr. 1-Late August 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

Textbook buyback cancelled for April

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Bookstore has cancelled the April textbook buyback dates. We apologize for this change, but are hopeful the textbook program can resume in fall 2020. The tentative fall Textbook Buyback dates are August 31 - September 11, 2020.

With the textbook buyback program, the Bookstore pays 55% of the new price of your book if the textbook is being used in the upcoming term. Books not being used may be purchased at a wholesale rate and shipped to the U.S. Prices for these books vary from 10-30% of the new price. Check the booklist closer to the start of each term to see whether your book has been chosen by Capilano University faculty for use again.

Where to find us

The Bookstore is located in the southwest corner of the Birch Building, directly across from the Centre for Sport and Wellness. For more information, call 604 984 4972.

The Bookstore accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac and cheques with proper ID.

Get your CapU-branded gear

The Bookstore supports Cap Love Tuesdays by providing a selection of CapU-branded clothing. Show your campus spirit by wearing your CapU gear on Tuesday!

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