Coronavirus Updates:

See below for University Bookstore updates. For university-wide information, see App State Coronavirus Information.

Update 4/24/20:


Due to technical issues, Summer Session 1 textbooks will now be available on Thursday, April 30, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to prepare the site for Summer Session 1 orders.
If you have any questions, please email the Bookstore at for assistance.

Update 4/22/20:


The Bookstore is currently providing textbooks via online orders. This includes textbooks for summer sessions.
Summer session 1 will be activated on Friday, April 24th for students to place online orders and have their rental and/or purchase texts shipped to their homes. The Bookstore will begin online order fulfillment and shipment of those summer session I texts beginning May 14.
If you have any questions, please email the Bookstore at for assistance.



Students will receive an email in the coming days with a shipping label for students to return rental books via UPS. Students can print the label at home or show a scan code at a UPS Store to have the label printed.
Local Drop-off There will be boxes available at the University Post Office for local drop-off of rental textbooks. Please go to the post office and ask for a rental textbook box. Place your books in the box, fill out and put the provided form in the box, and give the box to the clerk at the window. University Bookstore staff will pick up the books and process the return. 


We ask that students who are not local to Boone please do not travel to return books.

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 Current Hours 


Our hours of operations have changed.

We are not currently open to the public, and will remain closed to the public until further notice.

We are still taking web orders, and can ship anything to a street address.

Welcome to the University Bookstore!


The Appalachian State University Bookstore, located on Sanford Mall, is a university-operated full-service college store dedicated to serving the entire App State family, including students, their families, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans. 

The Bookstore provides students with services and goods from socially and environmentally responsible sources to support the educational goals of the institution. The Bookstore provides affordable options for course materials and manages Appalachian’s unique rental textbook program as well as fostering the Mountaineer spirit with the best selection of App State gear. 

Profits from the University Bookstore are used for student scholarships.