General Information

NCU offers a beautiful store for neighborhood and student shopping, located right in the center of our campus. We proudly supply the academic community with textbooks, supplies and tools for the mind.  We are also growing our general trade book collection, to offer interesting and life-challenging readings with an Evangelical focus and life application. If we don't have stock on a title you are interested in, we are more than happy to special order it for you, and call you when the book arrives for pick-up or mail order.

Our main focus is on textbooks in-use for the fall and spring semesters. Textbooks are located in our lower level, and are available for purchase only during the months of August/September and January/February at the beginning of each session. We keep books in-stock until mid-term when most unsold textbooks are returned.  At the end of the semester, we offer a buyback program, giving cash or credit for books you don't wish to keep.

Textbooks take many formats, and we offer lots of choices for you to save money.  We sell both new/used textbooks, and partner with our used book wholesaler to rent books also.  Starting in Fall 2014, we are also selling eBooks, which gives you access to the printed material to be read online on whatever device you choose (smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC.) 

Our website uses a comparative shopping system which shows you prices and availability for the textbooks sold by NCU, as well as other sellers in the online global marketplace. Based on your registered schedule of classes, a custom shopping list is created listing the items required for each class. One by one, you can decide whom to purchase each item from, based on real-time stock availability and price, and create multiple shopping baskets for purchase from multiple sellers.  At checkout, you specify payment (credit card) and delivery instructions (campus mail center or home) for each order placed with outside sellers, and orders placed to the NCU Bookstore will be held for pick-up at the bookstore and charged to either a credit card, a bookstore gift card, or a valid student account ID. 

Textbook sales start one month before classes begin (online), and walk-in textbook sales (on campus) start on welcome weekend.

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Shop the NCU Bookstore online


The Bookstore is located on the corner of Chicago Ave. and 14th St.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm M-F, with extended hours at the beginning of each semester
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(612) 343-7880
(612) 343-7888



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Do you need to purchase textbooks but don't know how?  This guide will
show you how the website works and how you can save money by purchasing your
books online.

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