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Book Lists

In general booklists will be posted two or three weeks before the term starts. For Spring Semester it may be available less than a week before classes start due to the short preparation time between semesters and the campus shutdown.

The Fall 2015 booklist is now available.
The on-line buying option will be open through Sunday, August 23.

FAQ

1. Why doesn't my course appear on the booklist?

2. What happens if my class is cancelled or I drop a class and already bought the book?

3. What does "optional" mean?

4. What is an ISBN?

5. Why do some of the ISBNs provided not show up when I search them online?

1. Why doesn't my course appear on the booklist?

If a course is not included on the booklist, the professor has a history of not ordering a textbook for the class. If we have received confirmation that no book will be required, that will be noted on the booklist. If an order for a course is expected but not yet received, that also will be noted on the list.

2. What happens if my class is cancelled or I drop a class and already bought the book?

All books purchased from the Hope-Geneva Bookstore can be returned if the class is cancelled or if you drop the course (requires drop/add slip). We cannot, however, guarantee any purchases made from outside sources.

3. What does "optional" mean?

Optional generally means that the professor is not requiring a book, but rather suggests it as a book that will be beneficial to read alongside the required text. In some cases, the professor may want you to choose between a number of supplementary readings. If you are in any doubt about whether or not to buy a title, go to class first. Your professor will certainly elucidate.

4. What is an ISBN?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It uniquely identifies a book or book package. Please note that a package (a textbook sold with an access code, study guide, CD set, or other supplementary material) is assigned an ISBN different from that of the textbook alone.

5. Why do some of the ISBNs provided not show up when I search them online?

In most cases, the professor has decided on a text that comes in a special package. A package set is always given a new ISBN and these may not be available online. It could also be a custom edition, in which case the book has a custom ISBN and is not available elsewhere.

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