The Stepan Bookstore

Normal Store Hours during fall and spring semesters:

Mon - Thu, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, closed

In addition to textbooks, Stepan Bookstore carries a variety of popular fiction & nonfiction, religious & reference materials, and books by Dominican’s own faculty authors. The Bookstore also offers Dominican clothing & gifts, school supplies, computer supplies & other electronics, magazines, candy and snacks, health and hygiene items, postage stamps, greeting cards and restaurant and retail gift cards. Textbooks for each term are available for sale in the store and at at least two weeks prior to the start of each term. The website features free shipping to the store, and flat rate shipping to your home. Many titles are also available to rent at a fraction of the purchase price (see for details). Digital formats are also available, to save money and space in your backpack. Ask a store associate for details. Textbooks can be sold back to the bookstore year-round during store hours. Additionally, major Buyback events are conducted at the end of each Fall and Spring term. The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks (with a valid Dominican ID), and all major credit cards. Each currently enrolled student is also allowed to charge up to $500 per semester to their student account (with valid ID).

Return Policy

• Non-textbook items in resalable condition may be refunded or exchanged within 30 days of purchase with original receipt.

• Electronics may be returned if in original unopened condition.

• Textbooks in resalable condition may be refunded with receipt within 7 calendar days from the start of the term or within two days of purchase thereafter.

• Textbooks purchased during or after mid-term exams are non-returnable, but may be sold back to the bookstore at any time.

• Upon proof of dropping a course or course cancellation, Stepan Bookstore will accept textbook returns until the end of the official drop/add period. Rental textbooks must be checked-in by the last day of finals.

Please note:

• Original receipt and photo ID are required for all refunds/exchanges.

• All shrink-wrapped books must remain unopened, all supplemental materials must be present and unopened, and all materials must be in original condition.

• Coursepacks, exam review books and magazines are non-returnable.

• Purchases by check must be allowed 10 business days before a cash refund will be issued.

• Students are not allowed to use parents’ credit cards or checks unless the parent is present. Parents may purchase textbooks or gift cards for their students online at