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Fall '23 Bookstore Updates

*All Book and Merchandise Orders are Online Until Further Notice*


Book Orders for Fall ‘23 & Summer ‘23 Book Returns


Textbook Orders for Fall 2023 semester

The bookstore will begin processing online orders for Fall 2023 textbooks starting Monday, August 7, 2023 - continuing through the semester. All books must be ordered online. Please allow 48 hours for us to fill your book order.

Starting August 7, 2023, in-person pickup of online orders will begin at 8:30 AM in the Gillespie Hall Computer Lab. The lab is accessible from the sidewalk in front of Gillespie Hall. We will also start mailing online orders for (ONLY) out of town students (more than an hour from campus). All mail orders are shipped USPS 2 Day Priority.

The bookstore will email Cengage Instant Access codes the week before Fall 2023 classes start. Printed access cards will not be issued starting Fall 2023.

>To order books, just go to the bookstore website

>Click on “Textbooks” and “Look up by Student ID”. Select “Fall 2023” semester.

>Your Fall 2023 schedule will populate here for you to select your books.

>Make sure that you check out using “Text Solutions - Rental Books Included in Tuition.”


Summer ’23 Book Returns

Summer ‘23 textbook rentals are due Friday, August 4. Books must be returned to the bookstore in Gillespie Hall Lobby. Please return books ASAP to avoid non-returned book fees.

If you are an Out-of-Town student (over an hour drive from the STL campus) please contact the bookstore at and we will email you a return postage label. We will need to know how many books you have checked out (for the weight), your student ID# and your full mailing address.

If returning books by mail, please pack your books well with packing material & firmly secure the box with packing tape to ensure the safe return of your books. Take your package to the designated shipping agent. Make a copy/take a picture of your tracking number so you can track your package after shipping. Get a receipt!


Extended Bookstore Hours

For your convenience, we will be open extended hours the first week of Fall ’23 semester classes.


              Saturday, 8/19 – 9 AM to 3 PM,

              Monday, 8/21 through Friday, 8/25 – 8:30 AM to 6 PM, and

              Saturday, 8/26 – 9 AM to 3 PM.


If you have questions, please call (314-340-5338) or email the bookstore @


Looking forward to a great summer at Harris Stowe!

Heather Ellison

HSSU Bookstore Manager

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