New platform textbooks and course materials

To: UCSC Community

From: Bay Tree Bookstore

Beginning with the Winter Quarter 2022, UCSC and the Bay Tree Bookstore will begin transitioning textbook services to a new model where you can order textbooks and course materials online and then have them delivered to your home or campus address. 

The new platform is designed to provide you with affordable course materials, convenience, and choice. Created in partnership with Akademos, UCSC’s new textbook partner simplifies the ordering process for students.

The Bay Tree Bookstore will continue to sell branded merchandise including apparel, gifts, course supplies, computers, and other items. It will no longer stock textbooks and course materials, so please plan ahead for the upcoming quarter, and order the materials you need in advance of the start of classes. 

Below is essential information about the benefits of the new course material ordering platform.

Where can students go to review their course material assignments for the 2022 Winter Quarter? 

You can visit the website directly at bay tree Links to it are also live under the Bay Tree Bookstore website

Benefits for Students:

  • Select from a variety of textbook formats including new, used, eBook, and rental

  • Shop from the peer-to-peer marketplace

  • Price match guarantee on new books

  • Price comparisons from top selling textbook websites

  • Free delivery options for orders over $49 (not including Marketplace)

  • Sell your books back on the website (any time, any book, you name the price)