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Why should you choose Huskie Books and Gear for all your needs? We offer traditional new and used print books and course materials, the nation's largest course materials rental program, eBooks and much more. We also offer the latest in Huskie merchandise, including branded apparel, technology, gifts and convenience items.


Your Spiritwear Headquarters

Visit Huskie Books and Gear for spirit wear and gifts in the Gallery Lounge on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center (HSC). While the lower level of HSC undergoes renovation, textbooks and course materials are available exclusively online at NIUHuskieshop.com.

Huskie Books and Gear will open a brand new, state-of-the-art store on the lower level of the HSC featuring new product lines and services in fall 2019. Learn more about the Holmes Student Center's $20 million overhaul that will amplify the building's role as an important hub of student life on campus.

Follett Higher Education – an established, nationally recognized leader in the college textbook industry - manages Huskie Books and Gear in the Holmes Student Center located in the heart of NIU's DeKalb campus.


Purchase Textbooks and Course Materials

While the lower level of the Holmes Student Center undergoes renovation, textbooks and course materials are available exclusively online at NIUHuskieshop.com.

You can quickly search, browse and shop for all your NIU essentials from a computer, tablet or phone.

Books are available throughout the term/semester. We accept multiple payment methods including financial aid via OneCard and offer easy return policies aligned with add/drop class dates.

Follett Higher Education – an established, nationally recognized leader in the college textbook industry - manages Huskie Books and Gear in the Holmes Student Center.

Digital and Rental Textbooks

To keep prices as low as possible, we offer a robust selection of digital and rental books that help offset the costs of new textbooks.

  • Rental books cost on average about 55 percent less than the price of new book prices; often, the discounts go as high as 80 percent off.
  • You get a risk-free rental policy that allows highlighting, taking notes and the ability to easily convert a rental to a purchase should you decide to keep it.
  • Digital books cost 50 to 60 percent less than new books, on average.

Price-Match Program

We also offer a price-match program at our campus store for course materials, including used books, with Amazon and Barnes and Noble online stores. The difference in price is provided on a store gift card that can then be used toward other course material or supply purchases.

Note: we do not price match online marketplace prices, such as Chegg, Amazon Prime and Amazon warehouse deals.

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Course Material Adoption Information for Faculty

Spring 2019 Book Adoption Deadline is Oct. 15

Please submit your book adoptions for spring 2019 courses to Huskie Books and Gear by Monday, Oct. 15. Submitting adoptions on time ensures that your students have the most affordable options available for the first day of class.

When adoptions are known before our end-of-term buyback event, we can pay your students top dollar for the materials they sell back and keep the books circulating locally.

Completing your book adoptions by the deadline allows Huskie Books and Gear to source used and rental inventory and research your requested materials to determine whether they can be added to our national network list of rental titles, potentially lowering prices even more.

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Submission Process

The process for submitting your course material adoption is now exclusively online:

  1. Go to the efollett web portal for book adoptions at go.niu.edu/efollett.
  2. Click on “New? Register here”
  3. Enter 2089 in the first form field (Bookstore Supplied Password) and complete the rest of the form with your contact information to create your efollett account for book adoptions.
  4. Follow the prompts to order your course materials. Note: Make sure you select (Spring 2019) for the Term on the order page.

If you have questions about the book adoption process, please review the Online Adoption FAQs or Contact Huskie Books & Gear.

Submit spring term textbook adoptions to Huskie Books and Gear by Monday, Oct. 15.

Have questions or need help?

Contact Nathan Wunsh, Store Manager
Huskie Books and Gear
815-753-1081
2089mgr@follett.com
Holmes Student Center

Contact Us

Huskie Books and Gear
Nathan Wunsh, Store Manager
Follett Higher Education Group
2089mgr@follett.com
815-753-1081