Book Cellar (WPCC Bookstore)

(828) 448-3186 •
Location: Hildebrand Hall, Lower Level, Room 33

Photo of David Wells, Cathy Tallent, and Kristina RasmussenSee Below for Spring 2018 Information

The Western Piedmont Community College bookstore is known as the Book Cellar. It is organized as a service to students which enables them to purchase books and supplies essential for the attainment of their educational goals. The Bookstore strives to hold student costs to a minimum and ensures that the mark-up of textbooks shall be reasonable and consistent with the mark-up prevailing among other North Carolina community colleges.

The Bookstore is committed to offering customers knowledgeable and courteous customer service.

Store Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Bookstore operates on the WPCC holiday/inclement weather/emergency closings schedule. Bookstore operating hours subject to change when classes are not in session. Call 448-3186 for hours of operation.

Now Available: eBook Textbooks

RedShelf LogoThe Book Cellar has partnered with RedShelf to give WPCC students an option to rent or purchase eBook textbooks in addition to regular printed books.

eBook Benefits

  • eBooks are available at a discount (sometimes even up to 60%) over printed textbooks
  • RedShelf eBooks work on any device that connects to the Internet (including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers)
  • You read your textbook on your device, and up to 10% of it can be downloaded for offline reading, and you can print up to 10% of the book
  • The eBook software provides tools such as a highlighter, study guides, annotations, definitions, flashcards, and more
  • You can purchase eBooks both at the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall and online at the WPCC RedShelf Store.
  • If paying with financial aid, you must purchase eBooks at the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall. You cannot pay for eBook purchases using financial aid at the online store.
  • eBooks can be purchased online at the WPCC RedShelf Store using a credit card 24 hours a day. You can download your purchases after completing payment.


Some Things You Should Know

  • RedShelf eBooks are typically rented for a specific time period. Occasionally, a book is available for permanent purchase. You can learn more at the WPCC RedShelf Online Store or at the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall.
  • There may be more options for a timed rental of an eBook  at the WPCC RedShelf Store than at the Book Cellar. You can check options at the online store for more information.
  • Financial Aid purchases must be made at the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall. They cannot be made at the online store.
  • To purchase eBooks at the Book Cellar location in Hildebrand Hall:
    • There will be a pocket in front of books available as eBooks with a sheet containing a bar code and information about the rental time and price.
    • Take a card for the eBook you want to purchase and present it to a cashier.
    • You will receive a receipt with an access code and instructions on how to redeem the code for the eBook.
  • To purchase eBooks online:
    • Visit the WPCC RedShelf Store to make your selections.
    • You can only pay with a credit or debit card online.
    • After completing your purchase, you will be able to access your eBooks.
  • You can get a refund for RedShelf eBooks:
    • If you purchased the eBook at the WPCC RedShelf Online Store, you must request a refund through that store and not at the Book Cellar on campus.
    • If you purchased the eBook at the Book Cellar location in Hildebrand Hall, you must request a refund there and not online.
    • IMPORTANT: Textbooks for courses are subject to change.  DO NOT activate your code prior to textbook verification with instructor. Remember, eBooks cannot have more than 20% usage and must be returned for a refund within 14 days of code activation. An original receipt is required for a refund.
Textbook Rental Policy

bookstoreinteriorOur Refund Policy

  • All refunds require the original cash register receipt.
  • All textbook refunds must be made from registration day until prior to or on the ten(10) percent point date of a semester.
  • All textbooks must be in new and resalable condition with all components intact. Textbooks are not returnable if shrink-wrap is broken and/or disks/CDs/web codes are used or missing.
  • Continuing Education books are not returnable.
  • General merchandise is not returnable.
  • Cash/check purchases will be refunded in cash. Credit/debit card purchases will be refunded back to the credit/debit card. Financial Aid and/or sponsorship charges will be refunded as charged.

Spring, 2018 Registration Hours

  • January 3-4 (Wednesday-Thursday)8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 5 (Friday)8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
  • January 8 (Monday)8:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 9-11 (Tuesday-Thursday)8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.
  • January 12 (Friday)8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
  • January 15 (Monday)Holiday (Book Cellar CLOSED)
  • January 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday)8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

Wednesday, January 3 through Thursday, January 18
A registration statement and photo ID are required for each financial aid transaction.


PLEASE NOTE: Bookstore hours are subject to change

Regular Bookstore hours will resume Monday, January 9, 2018

The Book Cellar Book Buy Back for the 2017-2018 School Year

Fall, 2017

  • Thursday, December 7: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Spring, 2018

  • Friday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer, 2018

  • Monday, July 23: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00-6:00 p.m.


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