Bookstore Information

Hunter College is pleased to offer students an innovative solution to course materials, 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.

Hunter College Online Bookstore

Features of the Hunter College Online Bookstore include:

  • A personalized page featuring all your courses materials when you log in with your CUNYfirst credentials.
  • Average savings of 60% off list price on Marketplace.
  • Compare pricing from top selling textbook websites.
  • New, used, rental or eBooks textbooks formats.
  • Price match guarantee on all new books.
  • Free shipping on retail orders over $49 (not including Marketplace).
  • Ship online orders to Shakespeare & Co. for pickup (open for a limited time at the start of each semester).
  • Post and sell textbooks on the website's Marketplace — you name the price.

Need Help? Visit:

  • Track: Check on the delivery status of your order
  • Returns: Need to return a book? Begin the return process here
  • Sell: Learn how to post used textbooks for sale on the marketplace
  • FAQ: Other questions? Visit the FAQ page or watch these Help Videos

Shakespeare & Co.

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 Shakespeare & Co. orders, please stop by the store at 939 Lexington Ave or call 212-772-3400.