Bookstore offers textbook and course kit information sessions

York University Bookstores is hosting its second annual Textbook & Course Kit Information Session for faculty, administrative assistants and instructors, along with a panel discussion on "The Future of Book Publishing and Book Retailing", on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

This is the bookstore’s kick-off to the spring and fall book buying season. There will be two identical 90-minute sessions on ordering textbooks, course kits and other course material. The first session is at 10:30am and the second at 1:30pm, both in the Senior Common, Room 305, Founders College, Keele campus.

Lunch will be provided in between sessions as panelists Jeff Snooks, director of marketing at McGraw-Hill Publishers, Len Husbands, a University of Toronto Press editor, and Steve Glassman, director of the York University bookstore and printing services, discuss the future of publishing, starting at noon.

Each session will deal with:

  • Ordering textbooks, how to do it along with timing issues.
  • Working with bookstore staff, what staff can do for faculty and students.
  • Selecting and adopting textbooks, advice on working with publishers.
  • Creating and ordering course kits, lab manuals and specialized publications.
  • The student’s perspective, their needs and how they navigate the bookstore.

Bookstore staff will provide one-on-one discussions and live how-to demonstrations. Session goers will also be given updated reference materials to take with them.

To attend either session, and lunch, RSVP to Michael Legris at or call ext. 22078.