1710 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 934-4148

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Summer Quarter Bookstore Operations

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the Seattle Central College Bookstore will remain closed to the public until further notice. While we understand that this will impact normal end-of-term operations, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and the students we serve. The following no- or reduced-contact options will be available through Spring and Summer quarters:

Spring Textbook RENTAL RETURNS

  1. Return textbook rentals in person at the bookstore: A rental drop box will be available at the Seattle Central College Bookstore June 14 – 18, 10 am – 3 pm. All rental returns must be accompanied by a rental return slip provided at the drop box.
  2. Return textbook rentals by mail: Follow the instructions on our rental return page to purchase a return UPS label for a nominal fee (you will need your order number and email address). Print your label at home or at your local UPS store, affix it to the box, and drop it off at a UPS store or drop off point. Be sure to save your tracking number!

Important: You will be charged 75% of the new book price plus a 7.5% non-refundable processing fee for any rental not received at the campus bookstore in person or by mail within 5 days of the return due date.

Selling Back Textbooks

We will not be buying back textbooks at the bookstore until the campus reopens for in-person services. - You can still sell your books through our wholesale partner, MBS, by visiting and clicking the TEXTBOOK BUYBACK button. If your books are eligible for buyback, MBS will provide shipping instructions and a free shipping label. Please note that MBS buys books at wholesale prices – books sold to MBS will not be resold through the campus bookstore.

Ordering Textbooks for SUMMER QUARTER

We are busy filling our shelves and will fulfill all online orders as books become available!

  • Shipping is FREE on all orders of $75 or more. Items shipped UPS Ground within the Seattle area typically arrive within 1-2 business days.
  • In-store pickup will be available beginning June 21st. More information about available dates and hours will be provided in your pickup confirmation email.
  • Required and recommended supplies are also available on our website. We are happy to help you over the phone if you cannot find an item you are looking for!
  • Students using financial aid (Workforce, VA, Voc Rehab, Running Start, etc.) can order books and supplies online by selecting VOUCHER WITH STUDENT ID as the payment option. Once your funding has been verified, we will fulfill your order.

Still have questions? Bookstore staff are available to help! Call us Mon - Thurs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at (206) 934-4148.