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Mailing Address

UMBC Bookstore
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250


Main Switchboard: 410-455-2665
SMS (text message): 410-417-8673 (410-41STORE)

View the entire telephone and email directory on the contact page.

Mission Statement

The UMBC Bookstore is a non-profit, non-state funded, self-support, auxiliary, retail operation owned and operated by UMBC. While remaining financially responsible, the UMBC Bookstore is committed to providing all required and recommended course materials and supplies to the UMBC Community at a reasonable price in a timely manner. We offer our knowledge, goods, and services in order to help foster intellectual growth, enhance the quality of life in our community, and broaden the personal, educational, and professional experiences of our customers.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional, personalized service to the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors of UMBC and to all members of the surrounding communities, with excellence in customer service as the driving force as well as the ultimate goal.

Store Hours and Location

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The UMBC Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Commons Building in the center of campus. Visitors can park on level one of the Commons Garage on Commons Drive. Meters are in effect Monday- Friday at $2.00 per hour. Meters accept MasterCard, Visa or bills.

Get directions to campus and view a campus map.

Bookstore Hours

Regular Fall Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 6pm
Friday, 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday, Closed
Sunday, Closed

Store Hours during Buy Back
Monday, December 8th 8:30am to 6pm
Tuesday, December 9th 8:30am to 6pm
Wednesday, December 10th 8:30am to 6pm
Thursday, December 11th 8:30am to 7pm
Friday, December 12th 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday, December 13th 12pm to 4pm
Monday, December 15th 8:30am to 7pm
Tuesday, December 16th 8:30am to 7pm
Wednesday, December 17th 8:30am to 7pm
Thursday, December 18th 8:30am to 4pm
Friday, December 19th 8:30am to 4pm

Special Hours
December 22nd 830am to 4pm
December 23rd 8:30am to 4pm
The Bookstore will be closed December 24th through January 4th
The Bookstore will reopen January 5th 8:30am to 6pm

Winter Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4pm (Jan. 6th to Jan 16th)

Note: In the event of snow or other unplanned events the Bookstore follows campus action.
To check if campus is opened please click here

Yum Shoppe

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Visit the Yum Shoppe, located on the ground floor of the Commons Building, for all your snacking needs. We offer a full line of snacks, drinks and quick meal items. We also carry the following newspapers: Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

If we don't have what you're looking for, let us know!

For questions, call the Yum Shoppe at 410-455-3803 or x53803 on campus.
Click here to visit the Yum Shoppe web page.

Yum Shoppe Hours

Regular Fall Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8am to 6pm
Friday, 8am to 4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Special Hours
December 22nd 8am to 4pm
December 23rd 8am to 4pm
The Yum Shoppe will be closed December 24th through January 4th
The Yum Shoppe will reopen January 5th 8am to 4pm

Winter Hours
Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm (Jan. 5th to Jan 16th)

Note: In the event of snow or other unplanned events the Yum Shoppe follows campus action.
To check if campus is opened please click here
Bookstore Staff

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Ask Bookstore Bob
Director: Bob SomersBob Somers (email, Contact Form )
With 40 years of collegiate retail experience, and over 25 years at UMBC, Bookstore Bob is a wealth of knowledge and information.
His email (and door) is always open to questions and comments, whether it be about the Bookstore, UMBC, or life in general.

Full Time Staff

Assistant Director: Kay SmithKay, 22 years at UMBC.

Textbook Manager: Lisa KakavasLisa, 25 years at UMBC.

Merchandise Manager: Gail DupreeGail, 19 years at UMBC.

Computer Sales Manager: Cliff ColemanCliff, 18 years at UMBC.

General Book Manager/Textbooks: Pat JenkinsPat, 16 years at UMBC.

Shipping/Receiving Manager: Ralph AndersonRalph, 32 years at UMBC.

Head Accountant: Eva ValentineEva, 25 years at UMBC.

Head Cashier/Marketing: Erin McGonigleErin, 9 years at UMBC.

Accounts Payable: Michele ToebbeMichele, 15 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Manager: Harry ScarpullaHarry, 10 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Assistant Manager: Renay HortonRenay, 19 years at UMBC.

Employment Opportunities

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The Bookstore offers a number of employment opportunities for students interested in working on campus in a friendly environment. Students can gain important real-world skills in a number of areas, including customer service, sales, ordering and receiving, and merchandising.

The Bookstore regularly has openings for the following part-time positions:

The Bookstore hires students to work as part-time cashiers. Cashiers must be able to handle high volumes of cash, checks and credit cards, ring up customer purchases and assist customers on the sales floor. Other duties include keeping the register areas clean, straightening the sales floor, and assisting in other areas of the store when needed.

Receiving Clerks
The Bookstore hires students to work as receiving clerks. These employees receive incoming merchandise and verify order accuracy and condition, identifying discrepancies and taking corrective action when necessary. When receiving shipments, all documents need to be processed and all information needs to be accurately entered into the store's inventory control system.

Computer Sales Associates
The Bookstore hires students to work as computer sales associates. Computer sales associates assist customers in making important computer purchasing decisions. Experience with Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows is a plus. Additional responsibilities include ordering, receiving and delivering merchandise.

Apply Now!
If you're interested in working at the Bookstore, download the application and e-mail it to Fill out as much of the application as possible and leave all fields blank that do not apply to you.

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