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The Columbus State Bookstore, owned and operated by Columbus State, is your one-stop-shop for all your school needs and spirit wear, too! Your bookstore is dedicated to serving students by providing the resources you need to succeed at Columbus State!  

We offer:

  • The right books at competitive prices—and in a variety of formats.
  • An online textbook rental program and a Textbook Price Comparison Tool for side-by-side comparison with other vendors.
  • Office and medical supplies, electronics and computer products, academically priced software, and much more.
  • A year-round used textbook and calculator buyback program.
  • COTA Bus passes. View rates and read our FAQs for more information.
  • Special promotions and events.
  • A Café providing quick, healthy grab-and-go options, as well as snacks & drinks.

Stop in today and discover all the Columbus State Bookstore has to offer!

sweatshirt sale


under constructionStarting Friday, October 17, the sidewalk along Cleveland Avenue from the Bookstore down to The Center for Workforce Development (WD) will be closed for up to two weeks. The closure is needed while crews tear up the sidewalk to replace underground pipes. The front entrances to the Bookstore and WD will remain open.


Bookstore Events & Promotions  

October 21 and 30: Sweatshirt Sale from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pick up a Columbus State sweatshirt for $14.99 in the courtyard near the Christopher Columbus statue. *Rain location is the Bookstore.

October 28: Grad Fair from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Get all the graduation supplies you need at the Bookstore! 

October 31: Bookstore Closed
Thank you for your patience while we close for inventory.


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Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed


Also Located in the DX BuildingDX Café


    Order textbooks and shop online
    Order Academically Priced Software

Using Financial Aid for Bookstore Purchases

Online Shopping Information

How to Purchase Textbooks:

Affordability Matters

  • Affordability Video
  • Online Textbook Rental
  • Software
  • Text Price Comparison Tool
  • Textbook Buyback

Additional Information:




Columbus State Bookstore
Contact Us

283 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215