Williams Bookstore information for incoming students and families

 The Williams Bookstore is now open to the public Mon-Sat from 10am-6pm, with state mandated occupancy restrictions, safety and sanitary measures in place. 

Beyond great deals on college textbooks, The Williams Bookstore offers students academic discounts on computers, dorm room essentials, Williams-branded clothing and gear, scrumptious “care packages,” and of course a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles. Here’s everything you need to know:
  • Scroll through our ever changing collection of new titles and classics here or stop by the store to browse !

  • Rental, digital, used or new – choose the format that best suits your needs…and budget! We work directly with faculty to ensure we have the right materials and quantities every time. Price Match Guarantee Find a lower price on Amazon or Barnes and Noble ? We'll match it! Rental Textbooks Rent. Learn. Return. You'll pay, on average, less than half the new textbook price. (You can even highlight and write in a rented book!) Digital Textbooks Costs less. Weightless. Access anytime. Used Textbooks Same book. Better Price.

    Williams College ID can be used for any required titles to be applied to term bill or book grant for winter study December 22nd, 2022 through January 19, 2023. Spring semester ID opens January 20th, 2023. You may make your purchases in-store or through our website. At checkout online, choose store pickup and check the radio button for Williams College Campus ID. Select the appropriate account and enter your student ID number without the W to complete the transaction. You will get an email confirming your order and another notification when it's ready to pick up. Order your textbooks here.

  • Buy from us and save! We offer academic discounts on many top brands.

  • Towels, storage bins, and those most-important bed linens can be shipped right to the Williams Bookstore for convenient pickup.

  • Check our website for updates and special offers, and stop by the next time you're in Williamstown.

  • We'll be buying back textbooks December 14-21st or  visit our online buyback  partner site at Valorebooks.com. They will provide you a quote and arrange shipping and payment. Don't forget to check in your rental books. They are due back to the store by Dec. 20th