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Comparison Shopping

The online textbook comparison site will be available on January 5, 2017 for FALL Textbooks! Compare CSU Bookstore textbook prices with prices from online retailers such as Amazon and!

Please Note! Comparison site will reflect the most accurate pricing on Friday, January 5.

To get started, click here.

You can order your Spring 2018 semester textbooks directly from the CSU Bookstore here.

Dare to Compare Textbooks

For months, CSU Bookstore staff have undertaken the task of making more than a half million dollars in price reductions to ensure that Colorado State students get the best value for their textbook purchases. Now we’re taking it even further. We dare you to compare our newly-reduced prices with other top online retailers.

How it works

Using a state-of-the-art software system, students visit the CSU Bookstore website and select the classes in which they are enrolled. The comparison tool displays the books required for each class. After choosing a book to purchase, the system searches the World Wide Web to find all vendors offering the same book and shows the condition, price, and availability of each. In an easy-to-use web layout, buyers can view Colorado State Bookstore prices, along with well-known discounters, like,, and many others. What's more, after making purchase selections, shoppers can check out and purchase all their textbooks from the CSU Bookstore, plus easily check out at other online retailers. Gone are the days of scouring the internet for the best deals--the Bookstore’s revolutionary comparison system conveniently allows students to make intelligent decisions as to where their money and their time are best spent.