Gift Cards

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

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Gift Wrapping

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.)

When ordering online, you may also enclose a personal message with your gift. Your message will be hand-written on a card and delivered with your gift.

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Shipping & Delivery

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.

Charge & Hold

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.


Customers at our U District Store may receive validation for free parking in the lot behind the store or any other University District Parking Associates lot. Just present your parking time cards to any staff member to receive a validation stamp for up to 30 minutes without purchase or up to two hours with a minimum purchase of $5. Maximum of two hours validation accepted.

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

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 Mill Creek store.

Used Book Buying

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
  • 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.