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.

Coming Summer 2017:  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: eBooks cannot have more than 20% usage and must be returned for 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.

Summer, 2017 Registration Hours

  • May 18 (Thursday)8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • May 19 (Friday)8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
  • May 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.
  • May 26 (Friday)8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

Thursday, May 18 through Friday, May 26
A registration statement and photo ID are required for each financial aid transaction.


PLEASE NOTE: Bookstore hours are subject to change

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.