The Walsh Bookstore

Powered by Barnes & Noble College, the Walsh Bookstore has what you need for your classes in one convenient place. Whether you need to buy or rent books and supplies, return your books, or find your next great piece of Walsh apparel, we are here to help.

Ordering Books

Whether this is your first semester or the last before graduation, making sure you have the books you need is your key to success in any class.

Rental Return Labels

Ready to ship your rental books back? Find all you need to make sure you get them back to the right place on time.

Book Buyback

Sell your books back and get ready for the next semester.

Digital Content Information

Many of your text books could be available as an immediate digital download.  More Information about Cengage below.

Returns and Refunds

If you no longer need your books you may be able to return them for refund.


Contact us at 248-823-1243 or email

Curbside Pickup Now Available

Place your order in three easy steps!

If you have any questions or arrive early for your appointment you can contact the bookstore at (248) 823-1243.

Rental return label costs will be refunded for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 semester once your rental is received by the bookstore. Labels can be generated before the end of the term using the rental return link on the bookstore website. The rental return label is not available after the due date so be sure to print the label before this time. You may ship back multiple books with one label, even if they are from different orders. If you need assistance, please contact the bookstore at

When can I order my textbooks for the semester?

  • Textbooks information for the upcoming term is not available until 30 days prior to the start of class.
  • Book orders do not begin to be filled until about 15-20 days prior to the start of class.
  • The bookstore uses buyback and our rental return period to source used books for the upcoming term.
  • If you choose a used condition of a textbook and the bookstore does not have it, the order will be filled with new.

When do I need to return my rented books?

  • Rentals are due on the last day of the term. If you have a final on the last day or after, please return the book as soon as possible so we can use it for the upcoming term.
  • There is a grace period of about 3 days before charges are made.
  • Late rentals are charged a replacement fee and late fee. Once books are received only the replacement fee will be refunded.

How do I know what books I need?

  • Course material listed as required on the bookstore website are the materials that the professor has chosen as the main materials you will use in the course.
  • Recommended course materials are the materials the professor recommends for use based on your level of understanding. It is not required but deemed helpful for some. If you are unsure, please contact your professor or bookstore for further information.
  • Course materials listed as value option or package component, are course materials that are bundled or a different format to be cost effective for students.
  • With digital, value option, or package component material, you only need to order one or the other. You do not need to order both the main required book and the digital, value option, or package component for the same text.
  • If you see Cengage Unlimited as an option for you course, please be sure to order either the main required course material or the Cengage unlimited. You do not need both since the subscription comes with an ebook.


  • If you are using financial aid, be sure that you have filled out your bookstore authorization form with the financial aid office before placing your order.
  • If you receive messaging that your order is on backorder you do not need to reach out to the bookstore right away for information. Backorder does not mean the book is not available but rather that the book is on order for you and should be arriving soon. If the book is not available, the bookstore will reach out to you and the professor to communicate as soon as we are notified that we are unable to obtain the book.

1 term ebook only option $69.99/term

1 term option for $119.99/term (includes access codes)

1 year option for $179.99/year (includes access codes)

  • Digital subscription for all Cengage titles for either 1 term or 1 year delivered digitally
  • Subscriptions, aside from ebook only option, comes with access code for mindtap and Cnow
  • Physical rental books can be ordered once logged into subscription account for only $7.99
  • Rentals can be highlighted but not written in and shipped back at end of term.
  • Bookstore can offer listing of all courses currently using this program or students can look on our website to see which titles are Cengage publisher titles.