The Bookstore needs Winter 2019 term textbook and course kit orders

The top priority at the York University Bookstore is to contribute to student success by having course materials in stock before the first day of classes. With the Winter 2019 term only weeks away, staff and faculty are encouraged to send textbook and course kit orders to the Bookstore as soon as possible.

Early course material submissions help protect York’s faculty and students from being impacted by the types of supply chain issues that occurred in September, when even some normally reliable Canadian publishers had trouble supplying campuses with textbooks. The delays caused great difficulties for the progress of the fall term, so it is best to continue to submit orders as early as possible. The Bookstore will accelerate its efforts this winter to get books in early.

It is important to note that books from previous semesters are not normally retained. Notify Bookstore staff of winter requirements and they will either retain leftover books or reorder them. Books coming from overseas or the United States take longer to arrive, so it is even more important that they are notified as soon as possible.

The York University Bookstore strives to become a leader in textbook affordability for students. By receiving orders early, the Bookstore is more likely to secure a larger number of used books, especially by buying back from York students, and be able to include your books in its growing rental program.

Textbook orders can be sent to the Bookstore buyers in person or via phone, email or the online ordering system that can be accessed through the Faculty & Staff link on the York University Bookstore website. To receive an online ordering password, faculty and staff can email The Bookstore pages are updated to assist faculty and staff, including a list of subjects bought by the buyer. If you require a comprehensive Textbook Adoption Kit, let Bookstore staff know and they will send it to you quickly. The buyers are standing by and ready to help.

Keele Campus textbook buyers: Four buyers are located at the York University Bookstore. Alan Madsen can be contacted at ext. 40730 or; Pat Armour can be reached at ext. 20945 or; Frank Ennis can be contacted at ext. 40701 or; Gerard Stocker can be reached at ext. 20047 or

Glendon Campus textbook buyer: Gerard Stocker is located at the Keele Campus Bookstore and on occasion at the Glendon Campus Bookstore, in Room A210, York Hall. He can be contacted at ext. 20047 or

Course kits: To develop customized course kits, visit the Copyright Clearance Centre located at 043 Central Square. (Come to Printing Services upstairs in 159 Central Square to be directed to the offices in the basement.) For general information on course kits, call ext. 22960. The course kits general email address is

For other help and suggestions, contact Laura Deszpa, manager of business development and purchasing, at ext. 22063 or