John Smith’s is brand new to the Edgbaston campus and our Student Store is dedicated to providing all the key books you'll need, as well as many other services to students and staff of the University. We are located at University Centre next to the Go Café.

We hope that you will enjoy using our services, either through this online site or instore. Whichever option you choose, we are confident that you will discover our service to be efficient, professional, friendly and, above all, human!

Shop Services

Our campus Student Store stocks an extensive range of textbooks and background reading materials with a particular focus on the key strengths of the University, including:

  • Science
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Business

In addition, we offer a full range of book-related services, including:

  • Reading list information for lecturers and students
  • Secondhand textbooks, sale and buyback (see below for details)
  • Book ordering for titles not in stock
  • Mail order service
  • Credit account facilities for businesses and academic institutions
  • National book tokens, sold and redeemed

Secondhand Buyback

To take advantage of our textbook buyback service, please come and see us in the campus Student Store or email us quoting the ISBNs (on the back of the book) of any titles you would like us to consider - we will reply as soon as possible.

Not Just Books

But our instore and online offers are about far more than just books, and in our Student Store we also stock and sell:

  • Stationery
  • Gifts
  • Laptops, Tablets and other Digital Equipment
  • Computer Consumables
  • and other relevant student-focussed products

Easy Payment & Quick Delivery

See our Help pages for Payment and Postage options

Online Ordering and Fulfilment

Our aim is always to fulfil orders as quickly as possible. However, please note that the stock availability shown on the website does NOT always reflect our campus bookshop stock as we are constantly selling books through our physical shop. Before travelling to the bookshop, please contact us directly to find out if we have particular titles in stock.

Prices shown on the website may not always reflect actual prices instore and some promotions are exclusive, either to the website or local campus bookshop.

Customer Service Support

Our team includes knowledgeable, professional booksellers who have considerable experience of the local academic market. John Smith’s is committed to providing great value for students and we work closely with your lecturers to provide the relevant core textbooks and related course materials at competitive prices. For help or advice, please feel free to contact us, in person in the shop, by telephone to 0121 471 2701 or by email.

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