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Your Bookstore – Here For You
Our friendly and responsive staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our students, faculty, staff, and community.  The Bookstores carry all textbooks and course materials for all USM classes.  Our quality merchandise and other services meet the diverse and evolving needs of our university environment.

News & Events

Congratulations USM Class of 2014!
2014 Graduates: Caps and Gowns are available at the USM Bookstores starting on May 1st at 10 am at our Celebration Graduation event.

Textbook Buyback

Textbook Buyback

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 28, 2014, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:00 PM
All USM Bookstore Locations
Contact Email: 

We can buy books back year round, however we are able to pay a higher percentage during our semester end buyback.  The next semester end buyback begins on April 28th, 2014.

Selling Your Books In The Stores:

Selling back your books at the end of the semester is a great way to recycle them and get some extra cash in your pocket!  You may bring in your books YEAR ROUND to Portland or Gorham to sell them.  We do recommend that you bring them in during one of our Semester End Buyback periods, when we are trying to buy books for an upcoming semester.  During the Semester End Buyback, you will normally get more money back for your books.

To sell books in our stores, you must bring a SCHOOL ID with you.  Receipts aren’t necessary; in fact, you can bring any book in to sell, no matter where it was purchased.

How much money you get depends almost entirely on what books professors have chosen to use for the following semester.  

-When a book is going to be used, we generally give 50% of the retail price, until we've bought back enough copies. 

-If the book is not going to be used here at USM but has a national demand, we can buy for a textbook wholesaler that will give up to 35% of the retail price.

-If the book is not in demand, we cannot buy it. 

We cannot buy water damaged books, instructor editions, or books with missing covers.  

If your book is not being bought back, it may be because:
-The professor is choosing a new book.
-The course is being taught by a different professor, who is choosing a new book
-The course is offered in alternate years.
-The book is going into a new edition.
-The bookstore already has enough copies in stock.
-The bookstore has not yet heard that the book is being used again.

April 28, 2014 to May 9, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All USM Bookstore Locations

Celebration Graduation 2014

Celebration Graduation 2014

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
USM Portland Bookstore
Contact Name: 
Catherine Johnson
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4468
Contact Email: 

Come pick up your cap and gown & enter drawings to win many exciting prizes! There will be vendors and services of interest to new graduates.
Food, Friends, and Festivities!

While at Celebration Graduation you can:
-Purchase Graduation Announcements
-Get information about Class Rings
-See our great selection of Diploma Frames - Which are 10% off during the event only!

While the vendors are specific to our Portland location, graduates picking up their caps and gowns on 4/30 at our Gorham and Lewiston locations will also be able to enter the drawings and purchase diploma frames at the special grad fair price.

April 30, 2014
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
USM Portland Bookstore

The Perfect Gift - A USM Bookstore Giftcard!

Give a Giftcard to the USM Bookstores

Let them pick out their own sweatshirt or even put their giftcard toward their books for next semester!
USM Bookstore giftcards can be used at all three on-campus locations as well as for purchases through this website!

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