Gift Cards

Can't make up your mind on the perfect gift for a loved-one or friend? Get them a UBS Gift Card! It's easy. Just call us at (206) 634-3400 extension 420 or fill out our online order form.

We Make Gift Giving Easier

Buying a gift? Gift wrapping is only $1 per package for all University Book Store purchases made in store or online. We also offer hassle-free mailing of all University Book Store purchases. (See shipping rates.)

Let Us Deliver

Any time you find ordering by phone, mail, fax, or our web site easier than visiting the store, we will accommodate you by packaging your purchase carefully and mailing it quickly to wherever you wish.

Order Online, Pick Up In Store

You can order books and Husky gear online and pick it up at our U District store. Just select "I'd like to pick up my order at the U District store," when you check out. We'll send you an email when your order is ready and have it waiting for you.

Free Parking

Customers at our U District Store may present their parking time cards to any cashier and receive a validation stamp for the lot behind the store or any other University District Parking Associates lot. For parking up to 30 minutes, take your parking time card to any register to receive a half hour validation sticker, no purchase required. For parking up to two hours, take your parking time card to any register to receive a two hour validation sticker with a minimum purchase of $5. Maximum of two hours validation accepted.

After two hours or without validation, parking rates are as follows:

Parking Rates

Under ½ hour$1.00
½ hour - 1 hour$5.00
1 hour - 2 hours$10.00
2 hours - 3 hours$15.00
More than 3 hours$20.00
Off Hours Parking$5.00 flat fee (Pre-pay attendant or pay meter box)

Free parking is provided at our Bellevue store and Mill Creek store.

Sell Us your Used Books

University Book Store buys used books in all subjects for cash or credit (good anywhere in the store).

Buying hours:

  • U District store (Used Book Buying counter): Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • Bellevue store (Customer Service counter): Friday, 11am – 5pm
    (The book buying desk will be closed on the following Fridays: 12/11, 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1)
  • Mill Creek store (Customer Service counter): Thursday, 10am – 5pm
  • Tacoma store (Customer Service counter): Currently on hiatus

Please call 206.545.9477 x619 or email if you have any questions.

What kind of books are we looking for? We want good, clean copies, of course. But our priorities will change from time to time. Here are a few things we're NOT interested in:

  • Book Club editions
  • Encyclopedias
  • Family Bibles
  • Outdated textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Computer books
  • Time/Life series
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Condition is important. We don't buy books with highlighting or writing in them.

Special Orders at No Extra Cost

Whether you are looking for a special book, recording, album, cassette, CD, or even computer software, we will do our best to secure it for you if we do not have it in stock. Just ask at the Information Counter in our General Books Department.

Services for Disabled Students

If you find it difficult to get to or around our main store, particularly at the opening of school when the store is very crowded, we'll be glad to have the books or supplies you need transferred to one of our campus branch stores which may be more convenient to you. Usually, this can be done the day after you request it. Just call the appropriate department in the main store, and tell us what materials you need and where you want to pick them up.

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