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 Summer Bookstore Hours:

Week of June 17, 2019:  Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday - Sunday Closed

Week of June 24, 2019:  Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday - Sunday Closed

Regular Summer Hours:  Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday - Sunday Closed

Online Bookstore

The El Camino College Bookstore is now open 24/7. We can ship your books to your home or you can pick them up in the store. We are always open! Click here to enter the Online Bookstore.


The Bookstore is located on the north side of campus, directly below the Cafeteria, off the Manhattan Beach Blvd. entrance to the campus at Lemoli Ave. The Bookstore is owned and operated by El Camino College District. Its primary purpose is to provide, at the lowest possible cost, required textbooks and essential supplies to the El Camino community. All net proceeds are used to support the Auxiliary Service Fund and site improvements on campus.

Bookstore Refund Policy

All students are responsible for following the Bookstore Refund Policy, available at the Bookstore. Students are responsible for purchasing the correct textbooks for their class. It is highly recommended that students check with their instructors that they have purchased the correct books before removing any shrink-wrap or marking the books. Merchandise must be in new condition, in sealed package, clean and free of all markings and bearing all original tags. A 10% restocking fee may be assessed on all refunds.

Refund Time Limit

Textbooks and most supply items returned within 48 hours of purchase may receive a full refund when all conditions of the refund policy are met. Please read the refund policy on items not returnable. There are no refunds on textbooks purchased during the last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. During summer-school and short semester classes there are no refunds during the last week of class.

Book Buyback

The bookstore conducts DAILY Book Buyback. The BEST time to sell books is during FINALS at the end of each semester. The Bookstore pays up to 50% of the original purchase price of the book if:

A) The book has been requested for an upcoming semester
B) The Bookstore needs additional stock.
C) There is absolutely no moisture damage on the book.
D) The only marking on the book are from a highlighter.
E) No pages have been removed.
F) There are no new editions pending.

Bookstore Check Policy Checks & Travelers Checks

  1. Required ID
    Valid Driver's License or State I.D. (no temporary), or Military I.D.
  2. Acceptable checks
    Must be your personal check - Imprinted with your name and full address(No Post Office box numbers)Travelers Checks must use at least half of total check.
  3. Non Acceptable Checks
    Pre or post dated - Two party- Temporary - Payroll - Altered -Non-imprinted - Parental.
  4. Special Notes
    For amount of purchase only $5.00 minimum purchase; $25.00 service charge will be assessed on all returned checks. Any student purchasing a used book understands that the life of a used book is limited and that the Bookstore may determine that a book purchased at the beginning of the semester in used condition may not be in condition to be resold by the end of that semester. Students who buy and sell back used books realize the best value for their money.

El Camino College Catalogs

El Camino College course catalogs are available in the Bookstore for $5.00; $7.50 mail in the U.S., including postage; $2.50 outside the U.S., plus applicable postage. For mailing, send check or money order to the El Camino College Bookstore and include your address. Contact the Bookstore by mail for postage.

Bookstore Credit Card Policy

Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa and Discover

1. Required ID: Your valid state Driver's License or state ID (no temporary).
2. Acceptable charge cards: Must be your personal charge card. Must bear your signature.
3. Non-acceptable charge cards: Parental.

Note: ATM machine available on campus adjacent to Student Services Center, and at the Manhattan Convenience store.