Campus Bookstores

Find Books and Supplies

At Central Piedmont's Barnes & Noble College (BNC), you will find everything you need for your classes as well as Central Piedmont swag and apparel. By using and accessing the bookstore, you also help Central Piedmont by providing the school with opportunities to recover money used for other programs across all campuses and scholarships.

Bookstore Locations

Bookstores are always staffed during the pre-term rush and peak textbook buyback periods.

  • Cato Campus Bookstore

    BNC at Cato Campus is located in Cato II on the lower level near the Student Government Offices. This store is open regular store hours during the week and extended hours during pre-term rush and end of term textbook buyback periods. The Store Manager is Andrea Coffey.

  • Central Campus Bookstore

    The R. Powell Majors Bookstore is located at Central Campus on the main level of the Hall Building. This store is open regular store hours throughout the week and extended hours during pre-term rush and end of term textbook buyback periods. The General Manager is Susan Kline.

  • Harper Campus Bookstore (Open Part Time)

    The Harper Campus bookstore is always open 30 minutes prior to and 30 after the beginning of any new class (Corporate and Continuing Education or curriculum) on that particular campus.

  • Harris Campus Bookstore (Open Part Time)

    The Harris Campus bookstore is always open 30 minutes prior to and 30 after the beginning of any new class (Corporate and Continuing Education or curriculum) on that particular campus.

  • Levine Campus Bookstore

    BNC at Levine Campus is located in Levine I on the second floor. This store is open regular store hours during the week and extended hours during pre-term rush and end of term textbook buyback periods. The Store Manager is Raymond Richer.

  • Merancas Campus Bookstore (Open Part Time)

    The Merancas Campus bookstore is always open 30 minutes prior to and 30 after the beginning of any new class (Corporate and Continuing Education or curriculum) on that particular campus.

Financial Aid and Returns/Refunds

  • Using Financial Aid

  • Returns/Refunds

    To receive a full refund, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Provide the original receipt and original form of payment.
    • The book(s) must be in the same condition as purchased (e.g., codes not scratched, books sealed in plastic must be unopened, no writing in any new-condition books).
    • If returning a book for a course you have dropped, provide proof of a course drop/change is required.

    Refund timeline:

    • Within the first 7 days of classes from the start of term —not the date of purchase.
    • If you drop a class, you may return your book for a refund within the first 30 days of classes from the start of term.

Services

Be prepared for your first class with the materials you need.

  • Look Up Which Course Materials You Need

    Visit cpcc.bncollege.com or download the free My Bookstore app to look up which books and other materials you need for each of your courses.

    Item listing:

    • Required: professor required
    • Recommended: professor recommended
    • Package Component: access code that is part of the bundle. You do not need to buy both the code and the book bundle.
    • Bookstore Recommended: items recommended by the bookstore that may be helpful for the course.

    If we do not have your textbook in stock, ask a bookseller how you can order it from another campus.

  • Buy Textbooks

    Beat the rush and buy your books before class. Take advantage of any used textbooks that may still be available.

    • In order for booksellers to get you the correct textbook for your course and section, you must have a copy of your schedule when purchasing textbooks. This can be a paper copy or a screenshot.
    • Not all the textbooks for Central Piedmont are available at every campus. For example, the Levine Campus bookstore carries the materials for classes held at Levine and some (but not all) of the textbooks for online courses.
    • If you end up not needing the material, we do have a return policy.
  • Rent Textbooks

    Some textbooks are rentable, giving you guaranteed savings on books. There is a one-time rental fee to rent a textbook.

    • You do need a credit card to secure the rental, no matter how you are paying for the one-time rental fee.
    • You can write and highlight in rental books (but not excessively).
    • Rental books must be returned on or before the due date at the end of the semester.
    • Rental books cannot be returned damaged, which includes:
      • torn pages
      • broken bindings
      • fire or water damage cuts
      • missing pages
    • Books not returned or returned damaged are subject to replacement fees.
    • You do not get money back upon turning in your rentals.
  • Book Buyback

    • Book buyback is open during the last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.
    • We cannot guarantee buyback for any specific books, as offers are subject to change.
  • Price Matching

    We will price match Amazon.com, BN.com, and local competitors.
    The item must have the same ISBN and not a peer-to-peer price. Ask a bookseller or check the bookstore website for more information.

  • Faculty

    Select Books for Your Course Sections, Share What You Learn

    We can cater to any needs you may have and will be more than happy to assist you in selection of your textbooks, school supplies, reference books, and other items for your sections. Barnes & Noble College Faculty Enlight is your source for researching, adopting, and sharing insights about textbooks and course materials.