Serving Western University since 1925, The Book Store at Western is owned by The University of Western Ontario and supports its academic mission. Primarily an educational resource for students and faculty, The Book Store provides course materials for all university courses. The Book Store is the official source of Western clothing, giftware and product. In partnerships with campus and community groups, The Book Store contributes to Western’s school spirit and culture. The Book Store is service driven and revenues support student services, facilities, and programming.
Our Mission Statement
Western Retail Services' mission is to support the best student experience at Western University. To help students, faculty, and staff at Western and people in our community fulfill their educational goals and life potential, we are dedicated to providing products, services and information for their academic, professional, social and cultural needs.
- Hosts an annual Faculty Author Reception, celebrating 30+ recently published Faculty authors
- Supports a number of departments with book sales at author events, including English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Ivey, Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Earth Sciences, Women's Studies, The McIntosh Gallery, and the University Students Council. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Nino Ricci, Emma Donoghue, Neil Shubin, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader; Maya Angelou
- Provides off site sales support at conferences and events located throughout the city
- Employs over 150 student employees in our operations
- Collaborates with several departments to plan and host major annual events, including Student Academic Orientation and Homecoming
- Continued focus on initiatives lessening our environmental footprint including reducing plastic bag usage by 90% and offering 5000 reusable bags to first year students
- Donates over $5000 to student, campus and community groups to support fundraising
- Raised monies and donated over $7000 worth of children's books to the A Book For Every Child program in partnership with the London Public Library.
Those interested in employment with the Book Store at Western, please see the Employment page.
This site is controlled and operated by The Book Store at Western from offices located at:
The Book Store at Western
Room 7, University Community Centre
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Information Systems Manager email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (519) 661-3520
Western University may modify these terms at any time, without notice to users. Your use of the site will be governed by the terms and conditions in force at the time of your use.
If you do not agree with the terms or do not consider yourself bound by them, please exit this site promptly.
You confirm that you are of legal age and can undertake binding legal obligations for any liability in respect of your purchases or use of the site.
Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are in Canadian dollars. The Book Store at Western reserves the right to limit quantities.
How Our Practices Affect You
The security of data transmitted over the Internet is not guaranteed. The Book Store at Western does not warrant the security of any personal or credit card information you transmit and users provide it at their own risk. The Book Store at Western does rely on industry standard, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the information you forward and orders remain encrypted until they are processed. Additional security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected.
We monitor visits to our website to analyze web browsing and purchasing patterns; this information is collected in aggregate form and helps us understand how people navigate our site. We do ask for contact information when you order. We use that information to ship your goods or communicate with you. From time to time, we may use your email address or other identifying information to contact you about orders and special promotions or products. We do not share personal and credit card information with others.
Any notes, ideas, information, opinions, reviews, offers or other material you submit to The Book Store at Western become our property. We are entitled to use any, all or none of such material for any type of use (including promotional and advertising purposes), in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, for the full term of any copyright that may exist, without compensation to you.
The user warrants that any information he or she provides is not subject to any third party copyright or any other proprietary right and that he or she has the full right and authority to submit such content.
The Book Store at Western reserves the right to remove information from the website if, in its sole discretion, the content is determined to be inappropriate.
The trademarks, word marks, logos, product and domain names found on this site are the property of their respective owners. Use or misuse of these marks and insignia, or of any other proprietary information found on this site, is prohibited.
Except where otherwise noted, all material on this site (for example, content, images, graphics, site design, games, promotions) is copyright. Western University ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The user is permitted to copy limited portions of the content for the purpose of purchasing items and as a shopping resource; aside from these exceptions, no other material may be copied, downloaded, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. Modification of the material or use of the material for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyright and other property rights held by Western University. Use or misuse of the material displayed on this site, on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited.
Reproduction, re-use or distribution of course textbook lists, is strictly prohibited.
Western University and The Book Store at Western make no warranties or representations, express or implied, about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the material and information posted on this website. Information, products and services identified at www.bookstore.uwo.ca are provided on an "as is, as available" basis.
Western University and The Book Store at Western hereby disclaim all warranties or representations, express or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of any product or service promoted on this site or its associated hyperlinked sites.
Damages & Indemnification
Except as specifically stated in our refund policy, none of the directors, officers, employees, agents, distributors or vendors of Western University will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. This limitation of liability is comprehensive and applies to all damages, including without limitation damages that are direct, indirect, compensatory, incidental, special, consequential, loss of data, profit or income, and loss of or damage to property. You specifically agree that neither Western University nor The Book Store at Western will be liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.
The user waives any claim against Western University and The Book Store at Western arising from commercial or non-commercial use of hyperlinked websites.
The user agrees to indemnify Western University, its directors, officers and employees, agents, distributors and vendors, from and against all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses arising from any breach of these terms.
By accessing this website, the user agrees that all matters relating to access to or use of the website, or any hyperlinked website, shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada.
If you are dissatisfied with The Book Store at Western website or any material found on it, or with any of the terms governing its use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use.
About this site