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Blackhawk Bookstores

Visit Blackhawk Bookstore online. Order textbooks online

Don't let the name fool you. The Blackhawk Bookstore sells much more than text books. Our stores are filled with the most current and up to date products that have been requested by our faculty to assist you in your learning experiences. These products vary from calculators, recorders, art supplies, computer software, and computer reference books to health occupation reference books. For our trade classes we offer tools to assist you in Auto Body, Auto Mechanics repair, Cosmetology and Welding. Other merchandise offered include pens, pencils, paper products to youth and adult collegiate apparel. This listing is only a handful of the general products we offer for sale on a year around availability. Please feel free to visit us anytime.

Total expenses will vary with each student depending upon quantity and types of courses enrolled and whether students are able or willing to purchased used textbooks. All textbooks, tools, required classroom merchandise and related educational supplies are made available through the bookstores.The average full time, associate degree seeking student will spend $350.00-$375.00 in the fall semester and slightly less during the spring semester. Payment accepted include cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Students receiving financial aid may use the aid for payment as approved.Students are encouraged to purchase their items one week prior to the start of each semester.Students enrolled in attendance centers and online will be shopping at the West Burlington store.E-commerce may also be used at to confirm book/supply needs, prices and ordering convenience.


Beginning the first day of a sixteen week semester and for the following ten days, a 100% refund policy will be in effect for all 16 week traditional courses. Deadlines will be posted in advance and you will be provided a bookmark at the time of purchase that will explain the dates and guidelines for all returns. All merchandise must be returned in the same condition as when it was sold to you. New books must be returned without marks on them and if they were shrink-wrapped when sold, they must be wrapped for a 100% refund. Unwrapped books during this time may still be returned, but a fee for the re-wrapping will be applied against the return. Books found to be defective must be returned during this time period, as damaged material will not be purchased during buyback. A current term sales receipt is necessary for all returns or exchanges.

*The return period will be shortened accordingly for all non-traditional semester courses.


During the last five days of the fall and spring semesters, Blackhawk Bookstore offers cash for certain unwanted textbooks. No receipts are necessary during that time. To be eligible for purchase, the books must be used in the upcoming semester by full-time faculty and can not be consumable (ie: study guide, solution manual) in which pages may be removed and/or answers written in. All books must be in good condition for resale, as determined by Blackhawk Bookstore.

While no book is guaranteed a buyback rate, those meeting our criteria will be offered a rate of 50% of the new textbook price, regardless if the book was purchased new or used. As a courtesy to our students, we are authorized to access a wholesale list which may offer a value for books we are unable to buy for our store. That amount is set by the wholesale company and is typically less than our rate.



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