South Seattle College Bookstore: Fall 2021 Operations

The following is Fall Quarter 2021 operations information for the South Seattle College Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble.

Store Hours

Beginning the week of September 13th , we will be open for in-store services on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. If you cannot come into our store during this time, please contact us at 206-934-5338 or, and we will do our best to accommodate you. We will be available by phone and email M-Th from 9am-3pm.

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, we will be requiring masks for anyone entering our store. We will also be implementing social distancing measures. Additionally, our selfserve coffee and ICEE machine will not be in use for the foreseeable future, we apologize for the inconvenience. South Seattle College will be requiring students and staff to be vaccinated with limited exemptions, so anyone entering our store is also subject to the college’s vaccination policy. Learn more here.  

Ordering Textbooks

Students can order textbooks through our website or visit us on Tuesdays during our business hours.

-All orders are shipped through UPS ground, and usually take 1-2 business days to arrive if within the Seattle area.

- Shipping is free for orders over $75, and orders below $75 will be subject to shipping fees.

- Students placing orders through financial aid (Workforce, VA, Voc-Rehab, Running Start, etc.) can do so on our website by selecting “Voucher with CTC Link ID” as the payment option. Students will enter their CTC link as the payment information. Once funding is verified, the order will be fulfilled. Please do not select this method of payment unless you already have or will be receiving financial aid. If you do not have aid, your order will be canceled.

Textbook Buyback

We are not currently buying back textbooks at our store. Students can still sell back their books through our wholesale partner MBS. To sell back books, you can visit our website and scroll down to the “Textbook Buyback” button. You will need your ISBN number (which can be found near the barcode on your book) which usually starts with 978. If any of your books are eligible, MBS will provide shipping instructions as well as a free shipping label. Please note that MBS buys textbooks at wholesale prices, so your credit may vary from your original order.