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The Mission of the Bookstore

The Appalachian State University Bookstore isn't just another average retail space. The bookstore is an extension of the campus itself, where students can get their rental books, along with purchasing computers, clothing, books, school supplies, and any other App State gear. Whenever anyone makes a purchase at the University Bookstore, any profits accumulated by the bookstore go toward academic scholarships for students. Your patronage directly supports our students!

One of the unique things about the University Bookstore at App State is our rental program. The textbook rental program provides every undergraduate student access to their required textbooks and course materials for a flat rate per semester. The program's new digital delivery system offers students equitable access, convenience, sustainable options — and savings. Approximately 60%–70% of textbooks and course materials are available in digital form; titles that are not will be available as a physical textbook.

The bookstore also offers the App State community tons of clothing and gift options for patrons. One of the campus traditions here at App State is "the pilgrimage" of students and families visiting the bookstore before walking to Kidd Brewer Stadium to watch some App State football. GO APPS!

We want to be as fair as possible to our customers. That's why we offer a full money-back guarantee to all our patrons. If you select an item that doesn't fit correctly (or that you just flat-out don't like), no worries! Exchange the item for another size or style of the same price or bring the item back with your receipt for a 100% refund.

Bookstore Renovations

The University Bookstore is currently undergoing a major renovation on the first floor. In the meantime, you can still visit us for all of your App State needs! Customers can visit us on the second floor by accessing the stairwell between the University Bookstore and the Plemmons Student Union. If you are unsure where to go, visit the main entrance of the bookstore and follow the signs.