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

Service change: Bookstore open online

Effective March 20, 2020, the Bookstore is not open to the public at this time.

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 for textbooks.

All books ordered online will be shipped to your home or business address. Please contact the Bookstore by phone 604 984 4972 or email

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.

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! 

Buy your books online

You can purchase your books by visiting the Textbook Lookup and Ordering page. We will fill your order with new or used books (when available), and have them delivered to your home within 2-4 business days of placing your order. Delivery to residents in rural areas may take longer. After ordering online, you will receive a confirmation message to confirm that we have received your order. Your card is not charged at that time but will be when we pick, pack, and ship your books.

Occasionally a used book is not available for your order and if that is the case it will be substituted with a new book. If you don't want to receive substitutions please make a note on your order stating that you do not want to accept a substitution of a new book if the used is not available. The online ordering system does not accept pre-paid credit cards or Visa debit cards.

We do not ship to PO Box numbers. We only ship to addresses with a street address. If you will not be home to sign for your parcel, consider shipping it to your work address if possible so that someone can sign for it. If you received a door knocker from UPS call the number on the door knocker to arrange for the delivery of your books.

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. 

Textbook buyback dates

In light of the current conditions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Bookstore is reviewing whether to hold a buyback during the exam period in April. Tentatively we have scheduled April 20-24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for buying your used texts. Check this webpage for confirmation of dates and times in the coming weeks.

The Bookstore pays 55% of the new price of your book if it 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.


Refund Deadline: The refund deadline for Spring 2020 books is Jan. 31, 2020. Sorry, we cannot refund Print Packages. Keep your receipts, you'll need them for all your refunds.

Get framed!

Showcase your academic achievements at Capilano University by framing your degree, diploma or citation in a customized Capilano University frame. View the selection of frames available at the Bookstore.


Spring & Summer Hours
Mon.-Fri. Mar. 16-27 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mon.-Tues. Mar. 30-31 CLOSED FOR INVENTORY
Wed.-Fri. Apr. 1-2 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. Apr. 3-Late August 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

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