Course Textbooks

Barnes and Noble is the textbook vendor for Boston University.  The easiest way to get your books and course materials is to order them directly from the Boston University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. They will have everything you need in stock and can ship directly to you. Please note that there is a shipping charge and that books cannot be delivered to P.O. Boxes.

Please be sure that you have the current ISBN and text edition that if you elect to purchase your course materials through another vendor.

It is important to purchase all course materials one month prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure that you will have enough time to receive your books and complete necessary reading assignments. Due to the compressed model of course delivery with Off-Campus Program classes, it is expected that students complete reading assignments one week ahead of class.

Students experiencing difficulty with Barnes and Noble book orders should contact a textbook staff member by calling (617) 236-7449, or via email

Barnes and Noble at BU is located at 660 Beacon Street, Kenmore Square, Boston, MA.