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The bookstore is a convenient resource located in the center of campus, adjacent to the Tea Shop in Rothwell Center. You can rely on it for your class needs each semester, as well as for all the little things you need every day. Dash in between classes or while on a break to grab a snack, pick up a book, or buy a Mills College sweatshirt on a cool day. The bookstore accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks for the amount of purchase.

Book Return Policy

Classroom materials and books can be returned for a full refund within the first week of classes each semester. During the second week of classes, a full refund will be given two business days from the date of purchase. Students must present a receipt in order to obtain a refund. After two weeks all sales are final. During the third week of classes, books may be returned for a full refund only if accompanied by proof that a student has officially dropped the class. Anything after that will fall under the buyback policy. The bookstore will make exceptions for special circumstances.

Buyback Policy

At the end of each semester, during finals week, the bookstore hosts its end-of-semester buyback, where you can sell back your used textbooks for cash. Books that are needed for the following term can be sold back for 50 percent of the current retail price. Any textbook that is not being used for the following term can be sold back for market value, which is dependent upon the demand for the text, the edition, and its condition. Market value is often up to 30 percent of the retail price. Although the bookstore buys back textbooks every day of the year, you can often get the most cash back by selling at the end of the semester.


Online Bookstore


Monday–Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am–1:30 pm

Contact Information

Rothwell Center

P: 510.430.2156
F: 510.638.9629
E: 0830mgr@follett.com
Last Updated: 7/8/15