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Ordering Textbooks

Some classes have required textbooks that should be purchased prior to the first class meeting. Details about textbooks can be found at the end of the course description in this catalog and on our website. Prior to ordering your textbook, check the website for the latest textbook information as this information can change. You may purchase your book from any vendor you choose.

Recommended textbooks are listed as additional resources if you are interested, and you are not required to purchase them to complete the course.

Purchasing from the UC Davis Sacramento Store

If the textbook you are looking for is carried by the UC Davis Sacramento Store you can purchase it by visiting our website and clicking on the link on the course description page under required textbooks or visit their website at You can also purchase your book from the UC Davis Bookstore, 2270 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, (916) 734-3452.

Note: UC Davis Extension textbooks are not carried at the bookstore on the UC Davis campus. If you prefer to order your books from, please begin your browsing at If you enter via this portal, UC Davis student programs will earn a percentage of the proceeds from your purchases whether you're buying textbooks or anything else that sells.

Lowest price guarantee for new books

If you find the same book, in the same condition at any other bookstore or commercial website for a lower price, the UC Davis Bookstore will match the price. Bring your receipt to the UC Davis Bookstore, Sacramento, within two weeks of the purchase date and they’ll refund the difference.

For online orders, you can send verification of the price, within two weeks of purchase, to Include your UC Davis Bookstore order number and the URL for the site advertising the lower price. Upon verification of the book price and availability, the Bookstore will credit the method of payment you used for your online order. Some restrictions apply. Used books are not eligible.

Buy-back program

The UC Davis Bookstore will buy-back many textbooks. Textbooks can be sold back at the UC Davis Bookstore in Sacramento and during select times at the Sutter Galleria. Some restrictions apply. To get an estimate of what your textbook is worth, visit

If you have questions about ordering textbooks, the lowest price guarantee or the buy-back program, email the UC Davis Bookstore at or give them a call at (916) 734-3452.


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