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James McGill Signature Collection

The founder of McGill University is immortalized with a statue on campus to symbolize excellence-the hallmark of McGill! You can now wear this symbol with pride!

James McGill Signature Collection

McGill Branded Adidas Gear

Go "all-in" with Adidas sports wear. Swing by the Bookstore and check out our latest collection of McGill branded sports gear.

Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer with McGill University gear. Check out our holiday catalogue for gift ideas and great savings.

Aislin- Book Signing

On Thursday, Dec. 11th from 2:30 to 4:00pm, we will be welcoming Montreal political cartoonist Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, to the Bookstore! Stop by and pick up a signed copy of his latest book of cartoons.


To inquire about a title or to special order a book:

Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail. We need as much information as you can possibly provide: title, author, publisher, ISBN (International Standard Book Number — a 10-digit number that specifically identifies a book — a book's fingerprint, if you like. Bless you if you have this number. It makes our job so much easier). Let us know if you want hardcover or paperback. If it's a title we already carry, we'll quote you a price and be able to send the book out to you.

There is no extra fee for special order service. You will usually only be charged the price of the book, applicable taxes and mailing charges if we send the book to you. However, shipping and handling charges may be added to the price of your book, depending on its publisher and point of origin. We will contact you about costs and methods of delivery.

For security reasons, we will contact you by phone for payment information. Please provide a current daytime phone number.

If the title is not one that we stock on a regular basis, we will research the approximate price and estimated time of delivery. Then you can let us know whether you wish to place a special order. For special orders we require a deposit on a credit card. This deposit is non-refundable, unless the book turns out to be unavailable. Special orders can take anywhere from three to eight weeks to arrive. We'll let you know when you order how long we think it will take to get that particular book (based on past experience with publishers and suppliers), and we'll keep you informed if there any delays or difficulties getting your book. Special orders cannot be returned or exchanged (unless defective).

Our price estimates are based on the latest information available to us through bibliographic sources. However, publishers are notorious for unpredictable price changes, so we can't guarantee the exact price of a book, but we will make every attempt to obtain an accurate estimate. When your book arrives, we'll contact you and let you know your book is waiting to be picked up. If you've already let us know that you want the book mailed to you, we'll send it out as soon as possible, providing you have already arranged a method of payment. Mailing charges are determined by weight and destination. GST is applicable in Canada. Please keep us informed about any changes in your contact information.


Suzanne Gagnon-Alapi, Special Orders Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-3657
Fax: 514-398-1589
Email: specialorder [dot] bookstore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Special Order)