The Bookstore sells new, used and digital textbooks, school supplies, CapU clothing, graduation frames and gifts.

Store Hours

We are open for in-store shopping Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Bookstore continues to ensure the safety of in-store shoppers by requiring physical distancing, room occupancy limits and wearing masks. We also request the use of credit and debit cards instead of cash. Please give yourself extra time to complete your in-person shopping, as there may be longer than usual lineups.

For prepaid orders, you can pick up during our store hours. Please ensure you have received confirmation that your order is ready before coming to campus.

We are available to answer your questions during store hours. Contact us by phone 604 984 4972 or email

Congratulations Grads!

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

Buy your textbooks online

Looking for textbooks, supplies, clothing and gifts? Visit our Bookstore website. When available, you can purchase eBooks for immediate access through our website.

Shop Online

After placing your online order, you will receive an email confirming your order has been received. Please allow up to two business days for your order to be processed during store hours. Check your email for confirmation that your order is ready for delivery or pick up.

Payment methods

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Visa Debit; and
  • Debit Mastercard.

Your payment is charged at the time your order is processed.

Shipping rates

  • $5 for the first item;
  • $8 for two to three items; and
  • $1 extra for each additional item.

Shipping information

Orders shipped within Canada & the United States are eligible for shipping. When your order is processed, you will receive an email with tracking information.

Orders are delivered within 2-4 business days for local delivery and 5-7 days for delivery outside Metro Vancouver. Delivery times may take longer during December and the first week of term, so be sure to order as early as possible.

We ship via UPS, who can only deliver to a street address where you or someone else can receive the package; unfortunately, we cannot ship to PO Box numbers.

The Bookstore is not able to ship 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 provides digital versions of books through our website when available.

Web order pickup

In-store pick up is free! You have the option to select customer pickup at check out. You will receive an email once your order is ready for pickup, prompting you to come to the Bookstore. Please follow all instructions carefully to minimize wait times and practice social distancing.


Refund deadline

The refund deadline for Spring term books is February 5, 2021. Textbook refunds will only be permitted in-store from January 25 – February 5, 2021. Other items may be returned within 10 days of purchase as long as they are in resalable condition.

If you are not able to come to campus, books can be refunded by shipping them to the Bookstore along with a copy of your original invoice. We can only refund purchases by credit card via mail returns.

Mail your items to:
Capilano University Bookstore
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C., V7J 3H5

Textbook buyback cancelled

We will not be offering buyback for the Spring semester. Please visit our website for future buyback dates.

When buyback is available, the Bookstore will pay you 55% of the new price of your book if the textbook is being used for the upcoming term. Books not being used may be purchased at 10-30% of the new price for wholesale and used at other institutions.

Check the booklist closer to the start of each term to see whether your book has been chosen by Capilano University faculty for the upcoming semester.

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. 

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.

CapU Loves Tuesdays

The Bookstore supports CapU Loves Tuesdays by providing a selection of CapU-branded clothing.

Show your campus spirit by wearing your CapU gear on Tuesday!

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