Book Cellar (WPCC Bookstore)

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

Photo of David Wells, Cathy Tallent, and Kristina RasmussenThe 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.

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.


The Book Cellar Book Buy Back for the 2016-2017 School Year

Fall, 2016

  • Friday, December 9: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 12: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 13: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Spring, 2017

  • Monday, May 8: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 10: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer, 2017

  • Monday, July 24: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Spring, 2017 Registration Hours

  • January 4-5 (Wednesday/Thursday)8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 6 (Friday)8:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.
  • January 9 (Monday)8:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 10-12 (Tuesday-Thursday)8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.
  • January 13 (Friday)8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
  • January 16 (Monday) – Martin Luther King Holiday (CLOSED)
  • January 17-19 (Tuesday-Thursday)8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

Wednesday, January 4 through Thursday, January 19
A registration statement and photo ID are required for each financial aid transaction.


PLEASE NOTE: Bookstore hours are subject to change