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Reminder: Fall 2019 rental books are due in the Book Shop no later than Thursday, December 19 by 4:45 p.m. If you have questions about your rented books, please contact the Book Shop immediately.

Book requests for J-term 2020 courses can now be purchased or rented in the Book Shop or on this website. All J-term books must be picked up IN the Book Shop. If you need your books shipped to another address, please contact the Book Shop at 563-387-1036. Extra shipping charges will be applied. 
By ordering from the Luther website:
*You can be certain you are purchasing the correct books for your classes.
*It is fast and convenient. You books will be packed and ready for you to pick up in the Book Shop

Book requests for spring 2020 courses may now be viewed on this website. Please note: Textbook information is tentative. Changes in titles can occur and changes in retail pricing will occur. Rental prices will appear at a later date. The Book Shop strives to price their books competitively for you, the student. If you see the phrase, "To Be Determined," required course materials have not been adopted. A comparison site will appear on Thursday, January 9.

IMPERATIVE: Both the "bill to" and "ship to" addresses must be in the sudent's name, NOT the parent's name, no matter what credit/debit card is being used. Your first and last name must be used. If you already have an account, double check this information and make any changes. Login and go to My Account. If you are placing your first order on our site, you must create a new account. You may choose your own password.
-A credit/debit card is the only payment option for online ordering.
-Your correct email address is imperative. All correspondences are via email. If we email you, it is regarding an important issue with your order that needs a response from you before we are able to process your order. To prevent delays, please watch and respond to any emails from bookshopweb.
-Within two hours of ordering, you will receive an order confirmation. Watch for this email and reveiw your order.
-If you see the message, "to be determined," the course either doesn't require a text or one has not yet been requested. Please try later or stop by the Book Shop when you arrive on campus.
-Some courses have important information regaring textbook selections listed. Please read any notes, carefully.
-RENTAL TITLES: Rented books are non-refundable unless you drop the course. If you rent and then choose to purchase the rented book, you only pay the dirrerence between rental and purchase price if done by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. You must bring the rental book and original receipt to the Book Shop
DIGITAL TITLES: Some requests may include digital options. If selecting that option, please note these titles may have different "rental" periods. Most digital options are not available permanently. You will be contacted by Vital Source on how to access this digital title. A digital title will replace a physical copy. You do NOT need both.
-When checking out, select "pick up in store" as the shipping method. Textbooks orders will not be shipped.

Now you're ready to order your books! There are two options for purchasing/renting books.
1) Comparison site (You purchse from both the Book Shop and other online vendors)
2) Bookstore Only site (No shipping costs and convenient pick up)

Textbook information is as up to date as possible based on information provided to us by faculty and price quotes from publishers. Please note that because textbook information can change at any time (faculty changes, publisher upgrades, cancelled classes, etc.) we are not responsible for information from this site for the purchase of textbooks from other sources. Students purchasing course materials from the Luther Book Shop site are protected under the store's return policies. If your course book is not listed, the textbooks are yet to be determined.

The Book Shop is owned and operated by Luther College and dollars spent here support Luther students, faculty and staff.

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