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  • *NEW* Now offering curbside pickup!
    Shop our online store and choose 'Pickup at MAIN Store (SUB)' upon checkout and we will get your order ready for pickup! Pickup available between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
    Please allow 24 hours for your order to be processed and filled.

Note: Curbside pickup at our Truro location will be unavailable from July 10–Aug. 4.

  • Dal Bookstore Online Store
    We're back online! The Dal Bookstore has re-opened online and we've been working to increase our selection of clothing and giftware and hope that this meets our customers' satisfaction.

  • Accepting Faculty Orders
    The Dal Bookstore would like our faculty to know that our staff are still here to take your orders for digital course material and print textbooks for the Fall term.

  • Custom Orders
    We continue to work remotely with our suppliers in helping customers order custom clothing and giftware. Orders will be stored in our warehouse until the Dal Bookstore re-opens.

March 18, 2020

To our customers re: COVID-19

Following the advice of public health officials, please be advised that all Dalhousie Bookstore locations will close effective at 5:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 18, and will remain closed until further notice.

Please read a letter from our Director for full info.



Dec. 13, 2019

Holiday Closure

All Dal Bookstore locations will close for the holidays

Due to the university-wide holiday closure, all Dalhousie Bookstore locations will close at 12pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed until 9am on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Our online store is taking a much needed rest over the holidays!

Online orders must be completed by noon Dec. 20 to allow for processing. Any online orders completed during the closure will not be processed until we re-open on Jan. 2.

And don't forget! Clothing and giftware orers of $75 or more placed before Dec. 20, will be shipped for free!

On behalf of everyone at the Dalhousie University Bookstore, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you in 2020.



Nov. 28, 2019

Book Returns begin Monday, Dec. 2

We’re sending unsold course materials back to the publishers.

Please be advised that you should pick up any necessary materials before December 2.

We cannot guarantee the availability of course materials after this date.



Sept. 5, 2019

Dalhousie Storm Closure

Hurricane Dorian is expected to impact Nova Scotia on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Due to incoming Hurricane Dorian, both Halifax and Truro Campuses will close Saturday, Sept. 7

The Bookstore located in the lower level Student Union Building will also be closed on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday's hours of operation are dependant on when the Halifax campus re-opens. 

Please watch or download the DAL SAFE app to be notified of updates. 

The Dalhousie Bookstore wishes everyone a safe weekend.




Aug. 19, 2019

Books in Res

Books in Res service has been restored!

We're happy to inform our customers that our Books in Res service is once again operational.

We apolgoize for any invconvenience this may have caused and thank everyone for their patience.

Haven't ordered your textbooks for delivery to your residnece?

Order before Aug. 29, and your books and other Dorm Essentials we be waiting for your by the time you arrive on Move-in Day!






Aug. 2, 2019

Now Open Sundays

The SUB Bookstore is now open 7 days a week!

We are pleased to inform our customers that the Bookstore located in the lower level Student Union Building is now open Sundays from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sunday Shopping at the Bookstore beginning Sunday, Aug. 4!



July 9, 2019

Weekly Book Buyback

Cancelled for Wednesday, July 10.

Due to construction taking place inside the Book Buyback / Returns Office, we will be unable to run our weekly Buyback on Wednesday, July 10.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bonus Buyback

For this trouble we are running a bonus Buyback on Monday, July 15 in addition to our regularly scheduled weekly on Wednesday, July 17.





Year-end Inventory

Our year-end inventory will begin March 29.

Due to year-end inventory, all Dal Bookstore locations will close for the following dates:

Friday, March 29

The Sexton Campus Bookstore and Agricultural Campus Bookstores will close for all of Friday, March 29 and re-open Monday, April 1 at 9:00am.

Monday, April 1

The main Bookstore located in the lower level SUB will close for all of Monday, April 1 and re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 2.


Online Store

Please note that due to this inventory period, there will be a delay in shipping online orders between March 28 and April 2.

To ensure timely delivery of an online purchase, we encourage customers to complete their purchase before 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 28. After this time, we will not be able to access product for processing of orders until 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 2.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank our customers for their patience.