Books & Course Materials
How to Order Books via SOLAR
The bookstore receives information regarding required textbooks directly from Stony
Brook University on a regular basis. If you have questions about the required book
for a particular class, please ask your professor or refer to your syllabus.
January 4 - 24 (Intersession)
Monday - Friday: 10am to 2pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 25 - 31
Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 2pm
February 1 - 7
Monday - Thursday: 9am to 6:30pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
*Hours subject to change
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the bookstore?
There is no physical bookstore on Stony Brook University’s campus. Our new virtual
bookstore is through Barnes & Noble College at
sbushopred.com. If you are looking for official Stony Brook licensed apparel and merchandise or
graduation gowns, please contact Shop Red West at (631) 632-6550 or visit
Shipping & Pickup
How can I get free shipping on my textbooks and course materials?
If you select store pickup when placing your order online at
sbushopred.com, you will not be charged any shipping fees.
How do I know when my order will be available for pickup in store?
You will receive an email confirmation when you first place your order and then a
second email when your order is ready for pickup.
What happens if my shipment is late?
After placing your order, you will receive an email confirmation. When your order
ships, you will receive a tracking number via a second email. Please continue to check
for updates on when your package will arrive via the tracking number provider for
Returns & Refunds
How do I make a return?
Returns can be made at Shop Red West. Please bring the original packing slip.
Can I return my rental to B&N college bookstore?
Fall textbook rentals are due back to Shop Red West by
Thursday, December 17th, 2020. You can ship your rentals back via the USPS to the Shop Red West address below.
When shipping your rentals, please include your name, telephone number, and email
Ship your rentals to:
Shop Red West
242 Frank Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Save on shipping, drop off your rentals in person during store hours. Be sure to wear