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George Yonan Memorial Bookstore

NVCC's Bookstore at-a-glance

NVCC Bookstore Hours

Waterbury Fall 2022 Regular Hours

Subject to change without notice

  • Monday - Thursday:
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Spring 2023 extended hours

  • Tuesday to Friday 1/17/2023-1/20/2023 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 1/20/2023 classes start
  • Saturday 1/21/2023 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday to Thursday 1/23/2023 -1/26/2023 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday 1/27/2023-1/28/2023 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday and Tuesday 1/30/2023-1/31/2023 9:00am-5:00pm

We are located in the Student Center building in Room S300.


  • Contact the bookstore at 203-575-8137 for special accommodations.

Get in Touch

  • Call Us:
    Robin Abramovich, Manager:
    Front Desk: 203-575-8137
  • Fax Us: 203-596-8742 

Helpful Online Resources

About the Bookstore

Textbook Rental

You can now rent selected textbooks with saving of over 50% over the cost of a new text. Pre-register at to expedite checkout at the registers.

Price Match

If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, tell us. We'll match it, right at the register. (Restrictions apply. See store for details)

Buying your textbooks

All NVCC textbooks may be purchased at the George D. Yonan Memorial Bookstore, located on the plaza level of the Student Center building in Room S300. The bookstore also carries a variety of course supplies and New York Times Bestsellers, clothing, backpacks, glassware and gift items.

Digital Textbooks

Did you know that selected titles are available digitally? Visit Brytwave to see if your books are.


Bookstore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who operates the Bookstore?

The Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group.

What forms of payment are accepted?
  • cash 
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (card holder must be present) 
  • personal check with a picture identification
  • gift cards purchased at the Bookstore
Can I pay with my parents’ check?

Yes, as long as proper I.D. is presented.

What about Financial Aid?

Students who are covered by financial aid are allowed to charge their textbooks and supplies. Other agency programs will be allowed to charge textbooks (supplies when authorized) after approval from the Cashiers’ Office. A valid State ID or School ID with a picture will be required. You may also use your financial aid to order course materials and supplies on line.

What is your Refund Policy?

Books are returnable for refund or exchange during the first week of classes only. New book returns must be in original packaging and must not be written in, damaged, or marked in any way. Refunds will be credited to the media purchases were made on. Credit to credit card purchases may take 2-3 days for processing. ALL RETURNS AND EXCHANGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SALES RECEIPT. No exceptions will be made. Summer session books are returnable during the first week of classes only. School supplies & electronic merchandise (Calculators, Recorders, USB Drives) are not returnable unless the item is defective. Defective supplies & merchandise will be replaced but not refunded. A cash register receipt must accompany all defective items. Clothing is returnable within 10 days of purchase with cash register receipt and all tags attached.

Who picks the textbooks for our courses?

The textbooks for your courses are chosen by your professors or their related department/division.

When is the Textbook Buyback?

The Bookstore offers a buyback at the end of every semester, typically around the week of Final Exams. Dates are posted on the bookmark that accompanies your receipt. Signs are also posted on the bulletin boards and TV monitors as well our website. However, the bookstore buys books back daily during normal operating hours.

I registered for the upcoming semester already why can’t I purchase my textbooks right away?

Textbooks will not always be ready at the same time that registration starts. Books need to be ordered, shipped & received. This is a time consuming process that involves receiving orders from the faculty, verifying correct title information, and availability.

Why are textbooks so expensive?

While textbooks are typically the least expensive part of your education many students do not understand the high prices of textbooks. Publishers often offer supplemental materials bundled with your text (CD-ROMs, Study Guides & Online Tools) which can increase the price of textbooks. Publishers report these materials are developed in response to instructors’ demand for them. The Bookstore sells bundled textbooks only when required for your course.

Do you sell used textbooks?

Yes, the Bookstore sells used textbooks when available. Used textbooks can provide you with savings when compared to a new textbook. Used textbooks are labeled used and are available on a first come first serve basis.

What should I budget for textbooks and course materials?

On average we suggest a student taking four courses budget $600 per semester for books and course materials.