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Important Dates

Fall 2019 Textbook Requests are due May 24th.

Please submit your requests via email. Download and complete this form and send it to

Please Note

If a change is requested by the professor and a title is removed from a course either two weeks prior to the semester or if the textbooks (books) have already shipped to the Bookstore, the department requesting the change is responsible for the return shipping expenses and restocking fees (when applicable).

Textbook (book) requests two weeks prior to the start of the semester and once the semester starts, unless otherwise discussed with the textbook manager, will be ordered in quantities at the discretion of the Bookstore.

Desk Copies

Most publishers will issue a free desk copy to each instructor using a book for a certain course. These copies may be obtained directly from publishers or from their local sales representatives.

Professors should order desk copies from the publisher no later than the same day the book request is turned into the bookstore or as soon as possible. That will allow sufficient time to receive the books for the beginning of class. If there is not enough time to receive a desk copy prior to class, it is suggested that the instructor purchase a copy from the bookstore. The amount paid will be refunded when the replacement copy is returned to the bookstore. PLEASE NOTE: If the latter method is used, the publisher should be instructed to send a new, complete and unmarked copy. Otherwise the bookstore cannot refund the instructor’s money.

Publishers will not send desk copies to the Bookstore, nor will they accept requests from the Bookstore for desk copies.

Below is a list of major publishers.  If the publisher you need is not shown here, please feel free to e-mail Lydia at for contact information.

Cambridge Univ. Press:
Phone  800-872-7423 
Fax  845-353-4141

Cengage Learning:
Phone  800-842-3636
Fax  800-487-8488

Elsevier Health Science:
Phone  800-545-2522 
Fax  800-535-9935
Alternate Fax    855-201-2318

Harcourt Trade:
Phone  800-225-3362
Fax  800-634-7568

Harper Collins:
Phone  800-242-7737

Houghton Mifflin Trade:
Phone  800-225-3362
Fax  800-634-7568

Jones & Bartlett:
Phone  800-832-0034
Fax  978-443-8000

Phone  888-330-8477
Fax  800-672-2054

Phone  800-338-3987
Fax 800-953-8691

Oxford Univ. Press:
Phone  800-451-7556
Fax  919-677-1303

Pearson Education:
Phone  800-223-1360

Penguin & Random House (merged):
Phone  800-726-0600

Rowman & Littlefield:
Phone  800-462-6420
Fax  800-338-4550

Phone  800-818-7243 

Simon & Schuster:
Phone  800-223-2336 

Taylor & Francis:
Phone  800-634-7064 

Phone  800-225-5945

W.W. Norton:
Phone  800-233-4830
Fax  800-458-6515

Official Bookstore discount policy

Employees of Haverford College receive a 10% discount (with ID) on purchase of $10 or more on a daily basis, excluding textbooks. On the first working day of each month, please stop in and enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase of $10 or more.

College Departments purchasing over $20 of any merchandise anytime will receive a 20% discount.

The highest discount is used. One discount applicable per transaction.

Faculty Center Network

The Faculty Center Network is THE resource for faculty to review college-level textbooks and make informed decisions about textbook adoption.

The Faculty Center Network is produced and maintained by MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc., a textbook wholesaler located in Columbia, Missouri. In the past 27 years, MBS has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and data on textbooks. The result is a robust database of bibliographic information on textbooks.

Inside the Faculty Center Network, users can search or browse over 260,000 textbooks. For each textbook, we have author information and author biographies, cover images, book summaries, tables of contents, sample chapters and prefaces, and links to book supplements available to students.

In addition, we cross-reference textbooks with previous editions, and we offer extensive publisher information. On a title-by-title basis, we provide publisher reviews and links to the publisher's Web site for additional supplemental information. And with each title, we provide publisher contact information for users if they want to request a professional review copy. This information is different from the publisher information database, which includes publisher address, phone number and e-mail addresses for key personnel.

The two key features of the Faculty Center are the subject ranking and book usage data, and the FC Notebook. MBS has taken its demand data from over 3,000 wholesale accounts and devised a way to show how often textbooks are adopted; and rank textbooks by subject category. The FC Notebook is similar to the "Wish List" feature you find at some retail sites. With the Notebook, you can produce an adoptions list to bring to your campus bookstore for ordering purposes. Or, you can create a list of the titles that you would like to request a professional review copy.

Sign Up Today!

If you are interested in gaining access to the Faculty Center Network, contact your campus bookstore or fill out our registration form.

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