Follett to Manage Community College of Philadelphia Main Campus Bookstore

Community College of Philadelphia's bookstore will soon transition to Follett Higher Education management, bringing new products, savings and support. Community College of Philadelphia selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. The transition is scheduled for December 3 and 4, 2019, with the stores reopening on December 5, 2019.

Due to the transition, all bookstore operations will close for a brief transition period between Barnes & Noble and Follett as follows:

Friday, November 22nd – Regional Center Bookstores will close for the transition of operations to Follett

Monday, November 25th at 3 PM – Main Campus Bookstore will close for the transition of operations to Follett

Thursday, December 5th & Friday, December 6th – Main Campus Pickup window will be available to purchase items

Monday, December 9th – Full opening of the bookstore under Follett

Important Information About Textbook Buyback & Rental Returns

Don’t worry! Follett will host buy-back for the Fall semester and will buy-back textbooks purchased before the transition.  In addition, arrangements have been made to seamlessly provide for the return of textbook rentals to Follett.

With this new partnership, Community College of Philadelphia faculty and students will have access to Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that saves students up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new. Follett also delivers a varied selection of digital learning technologies that help promote anywhere, anytime access to needed materials. New store services include Follett’s year-round buyback program and also price match, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible.

Arrangements have been made to seamlessly provide for the return of textbook rentals from the beginning of the Fall semester to Follett, and customers with rental books should return them to the CCP locations as where they initially rented them from, as all customer information will be transferred to Follett.

Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. Community College of Philadelphia Main Campus Bookstore customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. The full breadth of Follett’s products and services can be explored both in-store and online through the world's number one online provider of textbooks and fan gear,

"Follett’s focus is on enhancing the Community College of Philadelphia experience, so you can expect a campus store that delivers great products, welcomes the community, celebrates campus spirit and promotes affordable course material options," said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education. "We look forward to serving Community College of Philadelphia students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff."

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About Community College of Philadelphia's Main Campus Bookstore

Community College of Philadelphia's bookstore is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Philadelphia community – offering products and services both in-store and online at Community College of Philadelphia's Main Campus Bookstore is located on 17th Street, between Spring Garden and Callowhill, in the Pavilion Building.

About Follett Corporation |

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations, and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.

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From computers and computer supplies, National College Bestsellers, backpacks, spirit apparel and giftware, the College bookstores offer much more than textbooks, course materials and school supplies.


  • Main Campus (Pavilion Building), Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers have full-service bookstores.
  • The West Regional Center has a temporary bookstore that is open during the first two weeks of classes
  • Online Learning textbooks and course materials are only sold at the Main Campus bookstore

Textbooks and course materials are sold at the bookstore location where the related class is taught. 

Shop Online

You can shop online anytime. Online orders are available for pickup 72 business hours after the order is placed. Students can order textbooks online at the beginning of each semester. Online textbook orders are available for pick up at the bookstore location where the class is taught; online textbook orders for classes taught at the West Regional Center or through online learning are available for pick up only at the Main Campus bookstore.


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Renting Textbooks

The bookstore rents publisher-approved rental textbooks at less than 50% of the retail price. The list of available rental textbooks is subject to change.

Please be aware of the following rental conditions:

  • You can rent textbooks in-store or online using cash, credit card or Financial Aid Bookstore Credit as appropriate. In addition to making your rental payment, you must provide a valid credit card number which will remain securely on file for future rental transactions.
  • You can neatly highlight and mark in a rental textbook as long as it remains in sellable condition.
  • If you decide to purchase your rental textbook, you must do so during the first two weeks of classes to avoid additional fees.
  • You must return all rental textbooks, either in person or by mail (insured shipping is recommended) to the bookstore location from which you rented by the last day of exams in order to avoid replacement fees.
  • If you decide to purchase the rental textbook after the first two weeks of classes or if you do not return the rental textbook by the last day of exams, your credit card will be charged for 75% of the new book price plus a 7.5% processing fee.

Financial Aid Bookstore Credit

Financial Aid Bookstore Credit is available for qualified students. Bookstore Credit must be active before being used as payment for purchases in the bookstore or online. To learn how to check your Financial Aid Bookstore Credit status, visit the Financial Aid website.

Students making purchases with Bookstore Credit in the bookstore must present their Lion Card for identification purposes. Students picking up online orders paid with Bookstore Credit must also present their Lion Card for identification.

Winter 2020DateDayDigital Materials
First Day to use Credit12/2/19MondayOpt-Out Date: 12/24/19
Last Day to use Credit12/18/19Wednesday
Spring 2020 - Phase 1DateDayDigital Materials
First Day to use Credit1/2/20ThursdayOpt-Out Date: 2/3/20
Last Day to use Credit2/3/20Monday
Spring 2020 - Phase 2DateDay Digital Materials
First Day to use Credit2/6/20ThursdayOpt-Out Date: 2/26/20
Last Day to use Credit2/14/20Saturday

Online Learning Course Materials

Textbooks and supplies for online learning classes are sold only at the Main Campus bookstore. Students purchasing online learning course materials online with Financial Aid Bookstore Credit or a personal credit/debit card can opt for a shipping fee and have their order delivered to their residence.