the bookstore sells required and recommended texts, used books, stationery, magazines, clothing, gift ware and convenience items.

order online: ship to your home or pickup on campus

the bookstore is open to the public in the fall term, but access will be limited. store hours will be 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., monday to friday. to maintain physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the store, so lineups may be longer than usual.

if you have questions, please contact the bookstore by phone 604 984 4972 or email

shipping: Orders shipped within Canada & the United States are eligible for shipping. When your order has been processed, you will receive an email alerting you to its delivery, usually within 1-2 business days. Delivery times may take longer during the first week of term, so be sure to order as early as possible.

the bookstore will not be able to ship textbook orders to overseas locations because of the excessive cost and the long delivery times. students who need books shipped to an international address could consider using for print books. the bookstore will provide digital versions of books through our website when available.

pre-paid order pickup: students have the option to select the pickup option for online orders on the bookstore website. you will receive an email once your order is ready for pickup, prompting you to come to the bookstore. please follow all emailed instructions carefully to minimize wait times and practice social distancing.

buy your books online

due to covid-19, all students are to purchase textbooks through our online bookstore.

students can lookup and order course textbooks by visiting the textbook lookup and ordering page. orders will be filled with new or used books (when available if requested) and shipped to your home address. 

if a used book is requested but unavailable, it will be substituted with a new book. if you do not wish to receive substitutions, please indicate this when placing your order. 

order books early! allow for processing and delivery time. orders are fulfilled in 2-4 business days for local delivery and 5-7 days for delivery outside metro vancouver.

after ordering online, you will receive a confirmation email, and a follow up email message with your pickup or shipping information. your payment is charged at that time your order is processed and shipped.  

payment methods: visa, mastercard, american express, visa debit and debit mastercard

shipping rates: $5 for the first item, $8 for 2-3 items, $1 extra for each additional item after 3.  

shipping: the bookstore can only ship to a street address where you or someone else can receive the package; it cannot ship to po box numbers. 

get framed!

showcase your academic achievements at capilano university by framing your degree, diploma or citation in a customized capilano university frame. contact the bookstore about our selection of frames or order online.

access a personalized booklist

you can obtain a personalized booklist from the capilano university registration page. while registering for courses, follow the textbook link at the bottom and receive a list of books for your courses.

you may see some courses without books, and sometimes the books you'll need won't be ordered until closer to the start of term. you can come back to the registration page anytime to see if there have been updates to the texts you need. 


refund deadline: the refund deadline for fall term books is september 30, 2020; however, textbook refunds will only be accepted sept. 21-30. other items may be returned within 10 days of the purchase as long as they are in resalable condition.

books can be refunded by shipping them to the bookstore along with a copy of your original invoice.

mail your books to:

capilano university bookstore
2055 purcell way,
north vancouver, b.c., v7j 3h5


fall hours
monday – friday  august – september 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

textbook buyback cancelled for september

due to the covid-19 outbreak, the bookstore has cancelled the september textbook buyback dates. we apologize for this change, but are hopeful the textbook program can resume in spring 2021. 

when available, the textbook buyback program at the bookstore pays 55% of the new price of your book if the textbook is being used in the upcoming term. books not being used may be purchased at a wholesale rate and shipped to the u.s.

prices for these books vary from 10-30% of the new price. check the booklist closer to the start of each term to see whether your book has been chosen by capilano university faculty for use again.

where to find us

the bookstore is located in the southwest corner of the birch building, directly across from the centre for sport and wellness. for more information, call 604 984 4972.

the bookstore accepts cash, visa, mastercard, american express, interac and cheques with proper id.

capu loves tuesdays

the bookstore supports capu loves tuesdays by providing a selection of capu-branded clothing.

show your campus spirit by wearing your capu gear on tuesday!

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