Discount Textbooks at 4699 Keele St is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our location at 215 Victoria St. is operating normal hours.


We're the largest independently owned and operated off-campus bookstore in Canada. At our Keele Street location we sell course books primarily for York University students.

We sell the same titles and editions as your campus bookstore at cheaper prices all year-round. Each and every semester, we stock a large selection of new and used textbooks.

Conveniently located just a few steps away from your school, we extend our operating hours at the beginning of each term and maintain regular hours throughout the entire year to serve you better.

We'll buy your textbooks if they're on course/in demand for the current term.

Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and Cash accepted. Although the refund/exchange policy for each of our stores varies according to the school we serve, you can be sure that it's identical to the one posted at your school's bookstore.

**We are a green company. Our focus is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We run an efficient operation with the future of the environment in mind by actively reducing the amount of documents printed; using double-sided paper; reusing and recycling our skids, cardboard boxes, packaging material, paper, & old edition textbooks.


Buybacks begin on the first day of each semester. It's always best to sell your textbooks during the first week. The longer you wait, the harder it is to sell.

We pay up to 50% cash for your used textbooks! Amount payable is based on the publisher's suggested retail price. For example, a textbook that originally costs $100.00 is worth $50 cash.

Save even more...Sell your books for instant credit towards purchase and also save the HST on the credit amount! Rather than getting cash when you sell, you can use the amount as a credit towards your same day purchase and also save the 5% HST on the credit amount.

Remember to include any component &/or CD bundled with the textbook, if applicable.

We do not buy computer software, photocopied books, overstocked titles, or old editions unless they're still in demand/on course.

Valid photo ID and phone number are required to sell books.


You can save up to 70% by renting your course books. Rentals are available instore and coming soon online.

To Rent books you will need to provide:

1. Valid credit card that has an expiry date at least 60 days beyond the return date (a valid credit card is the only available form of payment for rentals)

2. Valid York student ID card

3. Valid photo ID

Books rented for the Spring 2014 Semester are due back by 3:00 pm August 25, 2014

Rental Agreement

I (the Renter) agree to return the book(s) rented by the return date or pay the balance and administration fee.

Discount Textbooks has the right to refuse any rental return if the book is more than 1/3 highlighted, damaged, missing any of the original components such as CDs, etc.

I (the Renter) am the legal holder of the credit card used to rent the book(s) and can authorize future payments.

I (the Renter) give Discount Textbooks the authority to debit my credit card in the event that the rental book(s) is not returned by the return date in acceptable condition.

It is the Renter's responsibility to select the correct book(s).

Discount Textbooks will make an imprint of the Renter's credit card with security code and the imprint will be returned to the Renter when the rental(s) is returned by the due date.

Discount Textbooks will charge a $20.00 administration fee, in addition to the balance owing, for each book not returned by the due date.


New books may be exchanged within 14 calendar days and must adhere to our regular refund policy

No refunds on used book rentals

The original receipt is required

We reserve the right to refuse any refund


Rental Form Download


1.Download form (right-click PDF icon, left-click on“save link as”)

2.Open in PDF viewer of choice

3.Fill in form, print (Do not sign at bottom)

4.Submit form with the book(s) you wish to rent at the Rental Station located at the front cashier area.

(Have Student I.D. and valid credit card ready when submitting Rental Form.)

Only books listed on the Book Rental List are available for Rent.


Refunds or Exchanges are permitted within 14 days from the initial purchase date. Present your original sales receipt along with the textbook in original condition. Must be unused/unopened without handwriting, highlighting, or visible damage.

Course material purchased during examination periods are final sale.

All refunds & exchanges are made at the discretion of Discount Textbooks management.


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