How do you get our books?

All students need to have either a VIRTUAL ID CARD OR PRINTED ID CARD, and class schedule to pick up their books.  Privacy laws require that the student, and no one else, pick his or her books.


Where is the HSSU Bookstore?

HSSU Bookstore is at Gillespie Hall 3025 Laclede Avenue Room 105.


Dropping or Withdrawing from Class

Students dropping classes or withdrawing from all classes must return their textbooks immediately to avoid penalties.

Unneeded textbooks may be returned early.

Students will be charged Used Retail Price per book NOT returned to HSSU Bookstore

Students will be charged $10 per book returned LATE to HSSU Bookstore


Important Dates for Fall 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fall semester textbooks will be available (See Hours of Operation below)

HSSU Student ID Required

Current Semester Class Schedule Required

Monday, August 14, 2017

First day advance credits for student financial aid can be used in HSSU Bookstore

Student must be financially cleared and financial aid award must be greater than charges

HSSU Apparel available for purchase

Maximum apparel purchase of $100 with student financial aid

Friday, September 9, 2016

Last day advance credits for student financial aid can be used in HSSU Bookstore

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fall 2017 textbook rentals are due

Late fee charged to students for textbooks returned after December 9, 2017

Late fee per textbook is $10 (Example: 6 textbooks returned late = $60 charge)


HSSU Bookstore Hours of Operation

Monday- Thursday      8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday                          8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday*                    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

HSSU Bookstore will be open Saturday, August 19 & 26, 2017 ONLY


The first of July 2016 marked the launch of a new partnership between Harris-Stowe State University and BBA Solutions to offer textbooks through HSSU Bookstore, the university’s official bookstore and course material hub.  This new partnership replaced the previous one held with Follett Higher Education Group.


About BBA Solutions

BBA Solutions is the student-focused bookstore.  We offer innovative solutions to the challenge of textbook affordability.  BBA Solutions is honored to partner with Harris-Stowe State University. We will proudly provide the Hornets with excellent, personalized customer service, lower textbook rental prices, and an all-around better bookstore experience. 

BBA is the fastest growing Textbook dealer in the nation.  We began in 1996 with one off-campus location in Arkansas and now serve over 100 locations in 25 states.  The BBA difference, which is the key to our rapid growth and sustainable success, is simple.  We listen to our customers, the Students!  We are thrilled to welcome Harris-Stowe into the BBA family and look forward to serving its students! 


HSSU Bookstore

HSSU Bookstore provides HSSU undergraduate students with a textbook rental program – an economical alternative to purchasing most textbooks.  At many colleges and universities, students must purchase costly textbooks each semester.  HSSU takes pride in helping students save money by offering a rental option.  No matter how many books you need for a class, the rental fee stays the same.  As of Fall 2016, the rental fee is $25 per credit hour.  This fee is included in your student fees, so you do not need to bring money to get your books.  Textbooks may be rented or returned throughout the semester during normal business hours. At the end of each semester, textbooks must be returned to HSSU Bookstore.