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

The Bookstore's web order service is temporarily unavailable

You can still view the list of books assigned for your courses and our selection of general merchandise items but you will not be able to place an order.

If you want to place an order with a credit card, you can phone the Bookstore at 604 984 4972.

The Bookstore is located in the southwest corner of the Birch Building, directly across from the Sportsplex. For more information, call 604 984 4972.

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

New! Shop online for 50th Anniversary gifts and clothing

The Bookstore presents CAP LOVE TUESDAYS in celebration of Capilano University's 50th anniversary year, 1968-2018. Show your school pride by wearing Cap gear every Tuesday. The Bookstore's colourful 50th Anniversary collection has a style to fit every taste and budget. 5% of each sale goes to support student bursaries through the CapU Foundation. You can shop in-store or try out our new offering .

Buy your books online

You can still 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 Book List

You can obtain a personalized booklist from the Capilano University Registration page. While registering for courses, follow the Textbooklink at the bottom and you willaccess a page with a list ofbooks for your courses that you can view or purchase. 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 what you will need to read.

Next textbook buyback dates: August 26 – September 6

The Bookstore will be buying your used texts for Fall term classes August 26 – September 6, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will not be a buyback on Labour Day, September 2. The Bookstore will pay 55% of the new price of your book, provided it is being used in the upcoming summer term. Check the Fall booklist closer to the start of the Fall term to see whether your book has been chosen by Capilano University Faculty for use again.

If your book is not being used, the Bookstore can still offer a "wholesale" rate for your book, usually between 10-30% of its new price, as the book will be shipped to the US.


Refund Deadline: The refund deadline for summer term 1 2019 books is May 17, 2019. 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.


Summer Hours
Monday–Friday April 29–August 16 8:15 a.m.–4 p.m.

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