Welcome student.

Students, Professors, Interested Parties,

The Textbook Alternative is a discount college textbook retailer located just off the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. It's been our intention to bring convenience of an on-campus brick-and-mortar store together with lower prices through the use of technology.

The Textbook Alternative is the sister of Mo'joe coffeehouse -- both of which have served the IUPUI community since 2006. We hope you've had a good time and benefited from our efforts.

We've invested considerably in this new website and we hope very much that it will be useful to you:

  • Real-time information on our in-store inventory.
  • In-store rental of virtually all used books in our in-store inventory, available for immediate pickup.
  • If you prefer to buy online or rent online, we have made arrangements with a 3rd party who has "nearly infinite" inventory. They can be delivered in 2-4 days. Have them delivered to your residence or pick up at the store. Return them via mail or to the store.
  • Browse books for your class
  • Use our shopping list feature to gather your books needs before you enter our store. The cashier can pull up your shopping list with your email address.
  • View professors' comments on your books or post your own comments.
  • Read here for more details on the rental program.


Richard, Terry, Bryce
Textbook Alternative Management