Bookstore Rental Return Hours

Central, Levine and Cato Campus Bookstore summer hours will remain the same for rental returns.

Harper Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday July 17: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Merancas Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.;  3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Harris Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16:  3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.

Barnes and Noble Book Store Hours During Buyback Period

Central Campus:
Monday – Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Levine Campus:
Monday – Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cato Campus:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Buyback periods will be held at the Harper, Harris and Merancus Stores as follows:
Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 9: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and  3 – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, May 13: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and 3 – 7 p.m.

All rental books are due no later than Monday May 13

Barnes and Noble Bookstore Update

REMINDER:  Spring rental textbooks will be due NO LATER than May 13, 2013.

CPCC Bookstore

CPCC Central Campus Bookstore

Consider renting your books for this summer’s term:
 – 50 percent savings on price
 – Rent for the whole term
Another way to save:
Save money, approximately 50 percent, by purchasing used books.
Remember you can order your books online at
 – You can specify pick-up at any campus book store location.
SPECIAL: 50 percent off flash drives (between 4/8 – 4/13).

Spring Break Bookstore Hours

All campus bookstores will have adjusted hours next week due to spring break (March 11 – 15) as follows:

Monday – Friday,  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday,  7:30 am – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday,  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday March 15:  Closed for Inventory

Welcome Back CPCC Students

Buying your textbooks for the spring semester is now in full swing, and you have many textbook options. We offer a great rental program, as well as new, used books and ebooks.The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rdYour booksellers will be more than happy to explain all of the options to you.

Purchasing your books doesn’t need to be a stressful situation; in fact here are a few tips to make it a quick, easy and even enjoyable process.

1) When going to the bookstore be sure to have a copy of your course schedule with you. This will help our booksellers ensure you are purchasing the correct text.

2) Bring your student ID Card. Not only is this used to purchase books if you receive financial aid, scholarships, or a sponsor, we love to see your smiling face on your ID.

3) While waiting to purchase your books, start up a conversation with the people in line with you. This is a great way to meet new people, and maybe even get some insight on a class you are taking, or are thinking about taking.

4) Remember to keep your receipt! We will gladly refund your purchase until January 18, 2013, as long as your books are in the exact condition as when you purchased them and you have your receipt.

5) Most importantly, your bookstores are here to help you with anything you may need, or any questions you need answered.

Have a wonderful semester!

CPCC Barnes and Noble Bookstore Hours of Operation

Buying and renting of your textbooks and purchase of study supplies is easy to do and more convenient than ever.

CPCC Bookstore

CPCC Central Campus Bookstore

Campus January store hours:
Jan. 12    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jan. 14   7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 15   7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 16   7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 17   7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 18   7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan. 19  Closed
Jan. 10   8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 11   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan.  12  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jan.  14   8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jan.  15   8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jan.  16   8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jan.  17   8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18:  8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan. 19   Closed
Jan. 14   8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 7 p.m.
Jan. 15   8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 7 p.m.
Jan. 16   8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 7 p.m.
Jan. 17   8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan.18   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan. 19  Closed
Harper & Merancus
Jan. 14   8 a.m.. – 2 / 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 15   8 a.m. -2 / 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 16   8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 17  8 a.m. – 2 / 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18:  8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jan.  19  Closed

Barnes and Noble Area Campus Bookstore Hours for December

Harper, Harris, and Merancas:United Way & Library Scholarship Book Sale
Dec 5 and 6 (Wed. and Thurs.):  Open 10 a.m.  –  2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.
Dec 7 (Fri.):  Open 10 a.m.  –  2 p.m.
Dec 10 – 12  (Mon., Tue., Wed.): Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.
Buyback – Cash for Books – December 5 – 12
Reminder:  Rentals for this semester can be returned at any time but no later than December 12.  Please remind the bookstore associate that you are returning a rental.
Do you need cash for the holidays?  Come sell your books at any of our campuses and get cash instantly for your books.  Books must be in sellable Condition.

Campus Bookstore News

We offer the largest selection of textbooks in a wide variety of formats, so students save money and textbook dollars stay on campus.
With more textbook rentals than any other bookstore provider, we were the first to offer this cost-effective and convenient solution online and in stores. With rentals, students can save more than 50 percent.

We offer the largest eBook library available (2 million titles and growing), as students discover the convenience, features and savings of up to 60 percent for going digital.

Yes…….with the spring semester approaching it’s getting near the optimum time for selling back the textbooks you don’t want to keep.  Please be reminded of the following:

  • Books must be in resalable condition…. no missing pages, liquid stains, cover tears, etc.
  • Highlighting (and some pencil/pen marking) allowed.
  • Laboratory books generally not accepted
  • The price you get can vary with the store location and inventory requirements

We look forward to helping you with your textbook needs.

Adoptions Reminder from the Bookstore

A reminder to faculty:  Spring 2013 book adoptions are due October 15. By getting the adoptions in on time, you can help benefit your students in two ways: the adopted books can be bought back by the store to give the students some cashThe North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rdin pocket and we will then have more used books in stock to offer the students for great savings.

You may either email, fax, campus mail, carrier pigeon, or even stop by the bookstore to get the adoptions to us (also, while you are here, check out all we have to offer besides books).

An Important Reminder to CPCC Financial Aid Recipients

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

This is an urgent reminder from the Financial Aid office at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Friday (8/17/12) is the last day for financial aid recipients to purchase approved books, bus passes and supplies in the CPCC Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Please do not miss your opportunity to purchase items that will support your success in the classroom. We hope your fall semester is off to a productive start, and thank you for choosing CPCC.

Harper Power Outage on August 4th.

There is a planned power shutdown scheduled for CPCC’s Harper Campus this Saturday, August 4. This power shutdown will impact the Harper Campus bookstore, closing it for the weekend. During this period, students who are in need of bookstore assistance may visit any of CPCC’s other five campus bookstore locations. Locations and hours of operation may be viewed at

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

Beginning August 1, 2012, Financial Aid students can use excess funds to purchase books in the CPCC Barnes and Noble bookstore.  Check your MyCollege account to confirm your financial aid award and account balance.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend weekend will be observed August 3 – 6, 2012. Campus Barnes and Noble bookstore hours of operation for Tax-Free Weekend are as follows:

  • Harper, Harris and Merancas Bookstores 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Cato Bookstore 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (August 3rd)
  • Levine Bookstore 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Central Bookstore 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Harper, Harris, Merancas Bookstores will be open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central, Levine and Cato Bookstores 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central Bookstore only on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (August 5)
Awarded Financial Aid students who are making satisfactory academic progress will be able purchase their books and limited supplies tax-free.

Cash Back for Books, Sell Now

If you choose to sell your books back now is the best time.
Come into your CPCC on campus bookstore during their regular hours with your book and a picture ID
Bookstore Hours
                           Central Campus            Levine Campus        Cato Campus
Mon-Thur      7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.        7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.         8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday             7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.         7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.         8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sat-Sun           Closed                                   Closed                               Closed
Your CPCC Bookstores will be closed every Friday beginning  May 11 – July 13.
Take advantage of cash back for books at your area campus bookstores from May 3 through May 9.
The store hours for buyback at Harper, Harris and Merancas are:
Thursday, May 3; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday,  May 7; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday,  May 8; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
If you rented a book from your CPCC campus Bookstore the final return date is May 9.