Course Books

All regularly enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students (as well as full-time international exchange students and post-graduation students in the Program in Teacher Preparation at receive a 30% discount off the list price of new and used books for use in Princeton University courses. Both required and recommended titles on the course reading lists are included in the discount program. Labyrinth also offers a rental program for more expensive textbooks, and has a generous buy-back option for used books at the end of the semester; end-savings under this option work out to 55% off all new books and 62.5% off all used books. All of these programs offer personalized service that is tailored to the needs of Princeton students.

Information regarding required and recommended course books will be available through Blackboard at two weeks before the start of each term. Students will be able to order their course books online (via Blackboard) for in-store pickup, and can charge their purchases to their student account, PAW points, or a credit card; or pay with a personal check or cash.

In addition, all Princeton students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in a Labyrinth membership that entitles them to a 15% discount on all non-course books (a few exceptions apply).

Labyrinth Books, located at 122 Nassau St., is an independent, family-owned bookstore that serves both the University and the local Princeton community. Labyrinth carries a broad range of subject areas including literature, the arts, social and natural sciences, and books for children. In addition to new releases, the store has a vast inventory of deeply discounted remainder titles and used books. Collaborations with other cultural, political, and academic institutions or groups derive from a commitment to keeping a culture of reading alive, and to reaching across intellectual as well as social divides. The store offers a popular events series, the majority of which include members of the Puncersity unviersity community. Details can be found at

For hours and other information, please visit the store’s website at or email