September 1-7: Mon Holiday ; Tues-Thurs 8am-9pm ; Fri 8am-7pm ; Sat 10am-6pm ; Sun 11am-6pm
September 8-14: Mon-Thurs 8am-10pm ; Fri 8am-7pm ; Sat 10am-6pm ; Sun 11am-6pm
Engineering: September 4, 2014
Arts & Science: September 8, 2014
Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Click on the links below to view some of the titles we have available:Engineering flyer Arts and Science flyer
We're the largest independently owned and operated off-campus bookstore in Canada. At our College Street location we sell course books primarily for University of Toronto St. George Campus students.
We sell the same titles and editions as your campus bookstore at cheaper prices all year-round. Each and every semester, we stock a large selection of new and used textbooks. In addition to this, since we always sell the same titles and editions as your campus bookstore for less, take advantage of our new Lower Price Guarantee. If you find an identical textbook at the campus bookstore priced for less than our discounted price, we'll offer an additional price reduction on all remaining stock.
Conveniently located just a few steps away from your school, we extend our operating hours at the beginning of each term and maintain regular hours throughout the entire year to serve you better.
We'll buy your textbooks if they're on course/in demand for the current term.
Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and Cash accepted. Although the refund/exchange policy for each of our stores varies according to the school we serve, you can be sure that it's identical to the one posted at your school's bookstore.
**We are a green company. Our focus is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We run an efficient operation with the future of the environment in mind by actively reducing the amount of documents printed; using double-sided paper; reusing and recycling our skids, cardboard boxes, packaging material, paper, & old edition textbooks.
We buy back used textbooks throughout the year. During the start of each semester, we pay up to 52.5% cash for textbooks that are required and on course for that semester.
Save even more...Sell your books for instant credit towards purchase and also save the HST on the credit amount! Rather than getting cash when you sell, you can use the amount as a credit towards your same day purchase and also save the 5% HST on the credit amount.
Your student photo ID card is required for all cash payouts.
Remember to include any component &/or CD bundled with the textbook, if applicable.
The physical condition of the book would effect the buyback price.
We do not buy computer software, water damaged books, photocopied books, overstocked titles, or old editions unless they're still in demand/on course.
You can save up to 70% by renting your course books. Rentals are available instore and coming soon online.
To Rent books you will need to provide:
1. Valid credit card that has an expiry date at least 60 days beyond the return date (a valid credit card is the only available form of payment for rentals)
2. Valid University of Toronto student ID card
3. Valid photo ID
I (the Renter) agree to return the book(s) rented by the return date or pay the balance and administration fee.
Discount Textbooks has the right to refuse any rental return if the book is more than 1/3 highlighted, damaged, missing any of the original components such as CDs, etc.
I (the Renter) am the legal holder of the credit card used to rent the book(s) and can authorize future payments.
I (the Renter) give Discount Textbooks the authority to debit my credit card in the event that the rental book(s) is not returned by the return date in acceptable condition.
It is the Renter's responsibility to select the correct book(s).
Discount Textbooks will make an imprint of the Renter's credit card with security code and the imprint will be returned to the Renter when the rental(s) is returned by the due date.
Discount Textbooks will charge a $10.00 administration fee, in addition to the balance owing, for each book not returned by the due date.
New books may be exchanged within 7 business days and must adhere to our regular refund policy
No refunds on used book rentals
The original receipt is required
We reserve the right to refuse any refund
Prices subject to change, rentals subject to availability.
Rental Form Download
1.Download form (right-click PDF icon, left-click on“save link as”)
2.Open in PDF viewer of choice
3.Fill in form, print (Do not sign at bottom)
4.Submit form with the book(s) you wish to rent at the Rental Station located at the front cashier area.
(Have Student I.D. and valid credit card ready when submitting Rental Form.)
Only books listed on the Book Rental List are available for Rent.
Why is there no phone number on your website?
We don't have a direct line for students to call in, however you can send us an email through our Contact page and we will respond within 24 hours.
Which type of payments do you guys accept?
We accept Cash, debit, Visa, and Mastercard. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express or any other foreign credit cards.
Are the textbooks sold in your store legitimate?
Yes, we order them from the same publishers as the campus bookstore.
Why are the textbook prices cheaper?
We get our textbooks from the same publishers as the campus store, and are charged the same price per textbook. However, since we have less overhead costs we can cut our margins to save you more money.
Do you guys hold books?
We do not hold textbooks, especially in the case of used copies as it would be unfair for other students.
What books do you buyback?
We buyback books that are on course for the semester depending on stock levels.
When is the best time for buybacks?
The best time to sell for the best price, is in the beginning of the semester especially when the book is on course for the upcoming term.
For more details, please refer to the Buybacks section.
How long are the rentals for?
All rentals are for the duration of your course until after your exams (please refer to completed rental form given to you for the return due date).
For more details, please refer to the Rentals section.
Why do you guys list used prices for textbooks when there are no used books?
All signage including skid signs and shelf tags are run through a program which automatically generates a used price regardless of stock. Used titles marked N/A are unavailable or cannot be sold.
What is the return policy?
New books may be returned within 14 days of purchase with the receipt and in its original condition ( 7 days for summer term ). Used books may be returned within 7 days with the receipt.
For more details, please refer to the Return Policy section.
229 College Street - Lower Level
Toronto, ON M5T 1R4
We're located one block east of Spadina Ave. on the south side of College St. Walk through the laneway & enter the door on your left.
- New books may be returned only in original condition – no bent corners, creases or markings, etc
- New books may be returned with receipt within 14 calendar days (7 days for Spring/Summer term)
- Used books may be returned with receipt within 7 calendar daysWe Cannot Provide Refunds on the Following:
- Custom course readers, spiral-bound materials, new or used study guides and solution manuals
- Access Codes and E-books
- Opened shrink-wrapped packages or opened I-Clickers
- Items marked as "Final Sale"
- Books that have been photocopied will not be accepted for returnsTextbooks and other course materials purchased between the following dates will be FINAL SALE:
- October 15 – December 22
- March 1 – May 7
- June 15 – June 30
- July 15 – August 20