Announcement - Important Dates from Labyrinth Books

A message from Labyrinth Books, Princeton University’s official coursebook provider.

Welcome students! We’re happy to see you back in town and look forward to helping you with your coursebooks for the coming semester. In case you don’t know, Labyrinth is family-owned and independently operated. And we have a staff of professional booksellers who are ready to help you with every coursebook need.

We also want to remind you that Princeton students save 30% off the list price of all coursebooks, and with our buyback program you can save 55% off all new books and 62.5% off all used books. We work all year long to make coursebook buying easy and affordable for you.

In advance of the coming semester, here are a few news items and helpful dates for you to keep in mind. 

Blackboard is LIVE on August 28, 2019

Log on to your course sites to view reading lists, check prices and availability, and place book orders directly with the bookstore. Order online and your books will be packed and ready for you within 24 hours – usually much faster! All you have to do is bring your student ID to pick them up.

Of course, you can also always just get your books directly in the store beginning about two weeks prior to the go-live date.

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You’ll find up-to-the-minute information on store hours, when lines are shortest, availability notices for popular books, and more:

Important dates

  • Books are returnable for a full refund throughout the add-drop period.
  • Books are returnable for store credit after add-drop and before the start of the semester break.
  • Buyback prices are guaranteed: through the middle of June of any given academic year. Check our buyback counter hours here:
  • All rental books are due back to the store on the last day of exams.


Find answers to our FAQ online at

Check out the author-events at Labyrinth:

The bookstore hosts lots of author events during the semester, from poetry to social justice to scholarly topics. Check out what’s coming up here:


Thanks for reading! We look forward to seeing you in the store at 122 Nassau Street. 

Hope you have a great semester,


Dorothea von Moltke

Owner, Labyrinth Books

122 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ 08542

(609) 497-1600