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All your books and supplies.

One convenient location.

Your Baker College Bookstore has everything you need for your classes—textbooks, software, materials, and supplies. We also carry a wide selection of Baker clothing and accessories along with gifts and other merchandise for you, your friends, and your family.

FAQ'S

  • Why doesn’t the bookstore sell used books for the same price that they were bought at buyback?

    The bookstore adds an amount to the price of all merchandise, including used textbooks In order to cover its operating expenses and to contribute funds back to the campus community.

  • I paid a lot of money for my books. Why doesn’t the bookstore give me more money for them?

    The bookstore offers students used textbooks as a less expensive alternative. Paying more at buyback means the store would have to raise the retail prices of used textbooks.

  • The store won’t buy some books back. I bought these books just a couple of months ago. How can they be worthless now?

    Some books are designed to be used only once, such as books that contain an Internet access code, workbooks, lab manuals, or other supplementary materials.

    There are other reasons, too. Sometimes, a textbook is unusable because of excessive highlighting, water damage, wear and tear, missing pages, or other damage. Or it may be that the publisher has updated the textbook, and there is no longer a market demand.

  • Why did my friend get more for the same book than I got?

    If a textbook is being reused on this campus, the bookstore may only need to purchase a limited quantity. After the bookstore has purchased that quantity, the national market value will be offered. Book condition matters, too. If a textbook has significant wear and tear or damage, its value decreases.

  • Why do I get more for some books than others at buyback?

    A textbook that is being reused on this campus may be purchased by the bookstore to sell to students in the upcoming term. Books may be purchased for up to 50% of the new book price.

    If the textbook is not going to be reused on this campus, the bookstore may be able to offer you the national market value on the textbook. The price offered on these books is lower due to the shipping and handling costs associated with the resale on the market.

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Baker College Bookstore

Bookstore

All your books and supplies.

One convenient location.

Your Baker College Bookstore has everything you need for your classes—textbooks, software, materials, and supplies. We also carry a wide selection of Baker clothing and accessories along with gifts and other merchandise for you, your friends, and your family.

Bookstore Hours

Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
 

Week 1  
Monday - Thursday 7:45am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm

 

Week 2 - 10  
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 50:00pm

Summer Quarter

Hours will be posted online or call the bookstore.

Hours of operation may be adjusted as needed without notice. Hours may also be adjusted for summer quarter, holidays, during breaks, and will posted in the bookstore.

Contact Info

Owosso Bookstore

(989) 729-3450
bookstore-ow@baker.edu

Buying / Selling Books

Buying Books

To make textbook purchases, you need your Baker College ID card. Just bring your ID card to the bookstore counter and we’ll collect your books for you. If you’d like to shop during your visit, we’ll hold your books at the counter until you’re ready to check out.

Students who attend Baker Online or the Center for Graduate Studies should order books from the Online Bookstore as the majority of the Baker Online textbooks are not the same as the on-ground campuses.

Selling Books

You can sell your textbooks for cash at your campus bookstore and help make more used books available to Baker College students. On-ground book buyback will be conducted the last week of each quarter. Exact days and times will be posted at the bookstore’s buyback window and throughout the campus.

If you prefer, you can sell your books online. The online buyback process is easy, and the shipping is free. Pick your campus to place your book order.

Policies / Procedures

Textbook Sales

Textbooks are usually available two (2) weeks prior to the start of classes. This start date varies by term. Please refer to the bookstore calendar for exact dates and times.

Financial aid book sales, like cash sales, begin two (2) weeks prior to the start of classes. Financial aid sales are available through the second week of class for full quarter classes. For the second five-week classes, financial aid is available through the first week of class. Please refer to the bookstore calendar for exact dates and times.

Textbook Returns and Exchanges

Sales receipts are required for all return or exchange transactions.

Textbooks returned in the original condition are eligible for a full refund through the second week of class.

Textbooks purchased for a second five-week class will have one week to return books with the same stipulations as the rest of the return policy.

Textbooks purchased for classes less than five weeks long cannot be returned once the class has started unless the student has dropped/withdrawn from the class. Verification may be requested.

Books purchased new and returned in used condition—writing, highlighting, broken plastic shrink wrap, or other minimal damage—may be refunded up to the used value during the refund period at the discretion of the bookstore.

All textbooks sold with components must be returned with components.

Any textbook sold with an Internet access code must have an unopened access code to be eligible for a full refund.

Items purchased using a check will be refunded on the BakerOne Card. All other refunds will be processed using the same payment method used at the time of purchase.

Used textbooks may be exchanged for new textbooks; students will pay the price difference.

Required lab and student manuals, workbooks, and study guides may be eturned through week one, as long as the item is in new condition.

Any textbooks sold with an online feature utilized through Blackboard are non-returnable once the student attends the class.

Returns and Exchanges for Other Items

All non-textbook items, including reference books and textbooks sold as reference books (unless marked non-returnable), are returnable within ten days from date purchased and must be in the same condition as when purchased.

Custom kits (art, drafting, interior design, etc.) are non-returnable, unless they can be deemed unopened/unused and the student has dropped/withdrawn from the class. Verification may be requested.

Software is returnable up to ten days from the date purchased, if it is unopened.

Clothing and uniforms, and shoes, unless otherwise indicated, are returnable up to 10 days from the date purchased. Clothing must have all tags still attached and be in the same condition as purchased, without hair, stains, or odor. Shoes must be unworn.

Electronic items are returnable up to ten days from the date purchased, if unopened.

Other Returns and Exchanges Policies

The original sales transaction must be verified with a receipt or other means prior to processing a return.

No returns or exchanges on sale, clearance, or special order items.

Items with manufacturer defects will be exchanged within ten days from the date purchased for exact replacement, if available.

The Bookstore Return Policy is subject to change without notice.

Please refer to the back of your bookstore receipt for additional information on the bookstore return policy.

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FAQ's

  • Why doesn’t the bookstore sell used books for the same price that they were bought at buyback?

    The bookstore adds an amount to the price of all merchandise, including used textbooks In order to cover its operating expenses and to contribute funds back to the campus community.

  • I paid a lot of money for my books. Why doesn’t the bookstore give me more money for them?

    The bookstore offers students used textbooks as a less expensive alternative. Paying more at buyback means the store would have to raise the retail prices of used textbooks.

  • The store won’t buy some books back. I bought these books just a couple of months ago. How can they be worthless now?

    Some books are designed to be used only once, such as books that contain an Internet access code, workbooks, lab manuals, or other supplementary materials.

    There are other reasons, too. Sometimes, a textbook is unusable because of excessive highlighting, water damage, wear and tear, missing pages, or other damage. Or it may be that the publisher has updated the textbook, and there is no longer a market demand.

  • Why did my friend get more for the same book than I got?

    If a textbook is being reused on this campus, the bookstore may only need to purchase a limited quantity. After the bookstore has purchased that quantity, the national market value will be offered. Book condition matters, too. If a textbook has significant wear and tear or damage, its value decreases.

  • Why do I get more for some books than others at buyback?

    A textbook that is being reused on this campus may be purchased by the bookstore to sell to students in the upcoming term. Books may be purchased for up to 50% of the new book price.

    If the textbook is not going to be reused on this campus, the bookstore may be able to offer you the national market value on the textbook. The price offered on these books is lower due to the shipping and handling costs associated with the resale on the market.

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