University of chester bookshop

University of chester bookshop

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Welcome to the online local pages of John Smith’s bookshop at the University of Chester.

We hope that you will enjoy using our services either through this online site or instore at our campus bookshop. Whichever option you choose, we are confident that you will discover our service to be efficient, professional, friendly and, above all, human!

Bookshop Services

John Smith’s bookshop at the University of Chester stocks an extensive range of textbooks and background reading materials with a particular focus on the key strengths of the University, including:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Applied Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Teacher Training
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Law

University of chester bookshop

Our bookshop also stocks stationery, computer consumables and other related products and offers a full range of additional customer services:

  • book ordering for titles not in stock
  • worldwide mail order service
  • secondhand textbooks, sale and buyback (nb: see below for details)
  • reading list information for lecturers and students
  • credit account facilities for businesses and academic institutions
  • book tokens, sold and redeemed

Easy Payment & Quick Delivery

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta and SOLO credit/debit cards. If the book is in stock, it will be despatched promptly for delivery by your selected method.

Customer Service Support

Our bookshop team includes experienced, professional booksellers who have considerable experience of the local academic market and of the relevant core textbooks and related course materials.
For help or advice, please feel free to contact us.

Secondhand Buyback

To take advantage of our textbook buyback service, please come and see us in the campus bookshop or email us quoting the ISBNs (on the back of the book) of any titles you would like us to consider and we will reply back as to whether it is possible or not.

University of chester bookshop

Online Ordering & Fulfilment

Please note the following important information:

  • If you order from the main online site, your order will be supplied from our online fulfilment centre with postage charges/options as outlined on the checkout pages.
  • If you order any titles featured on our local branch homepage, your order will be passed directly to the bookshop, with postage charges as follows:
    • UK Second Class- £2 plus £1.00 per item up to £5.00
    • UK First Class – £3.50 plus £1.50 per item up to £6.50
    • UK Courier – £2.50 plus 15% of the value of the order
    • Overseas Airmail – £12.50 standard charge plus £4.00 per item for all orders.
    • Europe Airmail – £5.99 standard charge plus £1.99 per item for all orders.
    • USA Airmail – £4.50 standard charge plus £3.00 per item for all orders.

    NB: We will notify you if because of extra weight an overseas shipment will be more expensive than we have quoted.

  • Our aim is always to fulfil orders as quickly as possible. However, please note that the stock availability shown on the website does NOT reflect our campus bookshop stock but that which is held for despatch by our online fulfilment centre. Before travelling to the bookshop, please contact us directly to find out if we have a particular titles in stock.
  • Prices shown on the website may not always reflect actual prices instore and some promotions are exclusive, either to the website or local campus bookshop.
  • Please note that orders not fulfilled within 60 days will automatically be cancelled.