Welcome to the online local pages of John Smith's bookshop at the University of Southampton. We hope that you will enjoy using our services either through this online site or instore at our campus bookshop. Whichever option you choose, we are confident that you will discover our service to be efficient, professional, friendly and, above all, human!

Bookshop Services

John Smith's bookshop at the University of Southampton stocks an extensive range of textbooks and background reading materials with a particular focus on the key strengths of the University, including:

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Engineering & Computer Science

Our bookshop also stocks stationery, computer consumables and other related products and offers a full range of additional customer services:

  • book ordering for titles not in stock
  • worldwide mail order service
  • secondhand textbooks, sale and buyback (nb: see below for details)
  • reading list information for lecturers and students
  • credit account facilities for businesses and academic institutions
  • book tokens, sold and redeemed

Easy Payment & Quick Delivery

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta and SOLO credit/debit cards. If the book is in stock, it will be despatched promptly for delivery by your selected method.

Customer Service Support

Our bookshop team includes experienced, professional booksellers who have considerable experience of the local academic market and of the relevant core textbooks and related course materials.

For help or advice, please feel free to contact us.

Secondhand Buyback

To take advantage of our textbook buyback service, please come and see us in the campus bookshop or email us quoting the ISBNs (on the back of the book) of any titles you would like us to consider and we will reply back as to whether it is possible or not.

Online Ordering & Fulfilment

Please note the following important information:

  • If you order from this website your order will be fulfilled by one of our shops or from our wholesaler partner or one of our external supply partners. This is to ensure a fast delivery service and to ensure the costs are minimised for you.
  • 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 local shop stock as we are a busy shop Before travelling to the shop, please contact us directly to find out if we have a 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 shop.
  • Please note that orders not fulfilled within 60 days will automatically be cancelled.

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