OpenTextBookStore

Bookstores

Please note that OpenTextBookStore is not the publisher of the books listed on this site. Each book is made available in print by its author independently; this site simply provides a consilidated listing of available books.

Most of the books listed in the OpenTextBookStore catalog are not available through the Ingram catalog. Many don't even have traditional ISBN numbers. In most cases, the book authors chose this intentionally to keep the print cost down, since making the book available at wholesale for wider distribution nearly doubles the price.

Bookstores wishing to carry open textbooks typically order through the usual channels (Lulu or Createspace), then mark up the books as usual. While this means the bookstore will be selling the book at a slightly higher price than available online, the convenience of getting the book immediately at the bookstore is often worth the extra couple dollars to students.

Both sites allow tax-exempt purchases: see this site for Lulu, and this site for CreateSpace.

Certain books have discount codes available, to allow bookstores to buy the books at a wholesale-style discount. Here is a list of known discount codes.

BookSiteDiscountDiscount Code
Math in SocietyCreatespace30%ERDE33VH
Precalculus: An Investigation of FunctionsCreatespace30%ERDE33VH
Arithmetic for College StudentsLulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE
Beginning and Intermediate AlgebraLulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE
Math in SocietyLulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE
Precalculus: An Investigation of FunctionsLulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE
Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions (Extended Edition)Lulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE
Applied CalculusLulu25%3682577-WHOLESALE

Additionally, for orders from Lulu it is advisable to check the Lulu.com homepage before placing your order - they regularly run 10-30% off specials.