Course Texts

INSTRUCTORS: Visit our Course Text page for Instructors if you'd like to order books for a course or just get some information on what we do and what's involved.


See below for a list of classes for which we are stocking textbooks. All are U.C. Berkeley classes unless otherwise noted. Information will be updated as books come into the store. (Note: Updates might be a day or two late. Give us a call if you have any questions.)

Most of our books are new, but in some cases we have used copies (noted as such in the list below).

SOLD OUT new books can usually be ordered for you. Depending on the source, books take between 4 days and 2 1/2 weeks to reach the store after we order them. Sorry, we cannot reorder used books. Please call (510) 548-0585 to order books or check on the time frame for ordering a particular book.

We are now offering textbook buyback. Whether we're interested in a particular title and the price we offer depends on the demand of our used book wholesaler partner (who's the entity actually buying the books).

Course material refund/exchange policy:

  • Course materials may be refunded or exchanged ONLY UNTIL JULY 14 (July 10 for ESL classes only)
  • Receipt is required for ALL refunds or exchanges.
  • Materials MUST be in original condition.
  • Shrink wrapped items CANNOT be returned if they’re opened.
  • Readers are NOT returnable. Before purchasing, make sure (1) you’re enrolled and (2) you’re staying in the course.



Summer 2017

Summer Session D (begins July 3)

Comparative Literature N60AC:1  American Horror Stories
Instructor: Jordan Greenwald

  • Morrison, Beloved  New:  $16.00  /  Used: $12.00

Comparative Literature N60AC:3  American Mythologies: Superheroes, Anti-Heroes, and Ordinary Folk
Instructor: Keith Budner

  • Cabeza de Vaca, The Account  New:  $12.95  /  Used: $9.75 (sold out)
  • Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins  Used: $13.50
  • Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  New: $16.00  / Used: $12.00
  • Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay     Used: $12.25


French R1B:1  Dissidence and Subversion
Instructor: Sokrat Postoli

  • Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays  New:  $15.00 
  • Djaout, The Last Summer of Reason  New: $16.95
  • Ionesco, Rhinoceros and Other Plays  Used: $12.00
  • Camus, The Plague  Used:  $11.25
  • Booth, The Craft of Research, 3rd edition  Used: $12.75


History of Art R1B:2  Beyond the Page: Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Instructor: Keith Budner

  • Ward, God's Man  New:  On order, not in yet  Used:  $7.50 (sold out)
  • Spiegelman, Maus I & II Boxed Set  New:  $31.90
  • Bechdel, Fun Home  Used:  $12.00
  • Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay  Used:  $12.25
  • Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  New:  $16.00 / Used:  $12.00


ESL classes:  We are carrying books for several classes in this program, not listed separately here.