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Hunter College is pleased to announce the new Hunter College Online Bookstore, an innovative offering presented as a collaboration between Akademos Inc., as our official online bookseller, and Shakespeare & Co., Akademos’ exclusive retail partner, as our official brick and mortar bookstore.

Hunter is proud of the important flexibility this provides our students as they determine the best venues from which to attain their textbooks and other academic materials for the lowest cost. Students can purchase or rent books and course materials online from the Hunter College Online Bookstore or in-store from Shakespeare & Co, located across from the Hunter campus at 939 Lexington Avenue.

Features of the Hunter College Online Bookstore include:

  • View a personalized page featuring all your courses and required course materials at
  • Save an average of 60% off list price when shopping at the Marketplace.
  • Compare pricing from top selling textbook websites.
  • Choose from new, used, rental or eBooks.
  • Price match guarantee on all new books.
  • Free shipping on most orders over $49*
  • For a limited time at the start of the semester, students can opt to ship their Online orders to Shakespeare & Co. for pickup.
  • Sell your books back on the website at any time of the year — you name the price.
  • Student Rewards Program – When you place your order at the Bookstore, you're automatically entered to win one of our monthly prizes.

Features of the Shakespeare & Co. Brick and Mortar Store include:

  • In-Store Textbook Sales and Rentals at low prices with booksellers available to help with all of your customer service needs.
  • Shakespeare & Co. used books will also be available for purchase through the Hunter College Online Bookstore’s website allowing you to reserve for pick up at Shakespeare with no shipping or handling charges.
  • Custom Course Packs printed in-store on the patented Espresso Book Machine
  • Exclusive Hunter Branded Apparel, Merchandise and Supplies
  • Cap & Gown ordering
  • Textbook buyback year-round in store

For questions regarding a Hunter Online Bookstore order, please call 1-800-887-6459 or visit
For questions regarding Shakespeare & Co. orders, please stop by the store at 939 Lexington Ave or call 212-772-3400.
*Marketplace books do not qualify for free shipping

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