PLNU Common Knowledge Bookstore

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

The on-campus bookstore serves as an academic resource providing textbooks (new, used, e-book and rental) trade books, Bibles, reference books, and study guides. We also provide school and office supplies, school spirit gifts and apparel, and fax services for students. We are your one-stop shop on campus. You can also preorder textbooks and pick them up at the bookstore when you arrive on campus. Check out our website at

Payment Options

We accept the following forms of payment for your purchases:

  • Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Barnes & Noble gift cards
  • Campus ID card-loaded with Sea Lion Dollars and/or bookstore fund

A valid student ID or photo ID is required when paying with a credit card or check.

Refund Policy

All refunds will be issued in the original form of payment.


  • A full refund will be given if textbooks are returned during the first week of class with a receipt.
  • A full refund will be given in the first 30 days of classes with proof of schedule change and receipt. 
  • No refunds will be given on unwrapped loose leaf books or activated e-books.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be given on textbooks without a receipt.
  • Textbooks must be in original condition.

General reading books, software, audio, video and small electronics:

  • A full refund will be given if merchandise is returned in original condition within 14 days of purchase with receipt.

All other merchandise:

  • A full refund will be given with a receipt if merchandise is in original condition.

General Information   (619) 849-2342

Bookstore Fax               (619) 849-7011

Textbook Dept.             (619) 849-7082

Bookstore School Year  Hours

Monday-Thursday       8:00a - 5:00p

Friday                             8:00a - 4:30p

Saturday                        11:00a - 2:00p

Sunday  Closed

Bookstore Summer and School Break Hours

Monday - Friday         8:00a - 4:30p

Hours During NSO

Friday, August 28 8:00a - 6:00p

Saturday, August 29 10:00a - 6:00p

The bookstore will be closed for the following observed holidays and the adjacent weekends: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas.