Greetings from the College of Staten Island Bookstore team. We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break. I wanted to introduce myself as the new General Manager of the CSI Bookstore. I previously worked for the Columbia University and Emerson College bookstores, and I am very excited to work with the esteemed CSI faculty and staff for the upcoming school year. We hope to make some positive changes to the way the bookstore operates and assists students and staff alike.

As we gear up for the start of the semester, we wanted to take the time to remind everybody to submit their fall book orders for any upcoming courses that will need a textbook. Please keep in mind that when orders are received in the weeks before and after the semester begins, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep you informed of any problems that may have arisen, such as titles that are out of stock or out of print, in a timely fashion. This is why we encourage you to place your book orders as soon as possible.

To place a book order, you can easily set up an account with Faculty Enlight. By setting up an account, you will be able to place orders, change orders, have book information from previous semesters stored, and find out what other professors at schools around the country are using for similar courses. If you have trouble setting up an account, or just have questions about Faculty Enlight, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 718.982.3036. You can also email us with questions or requests for more information at

Here are some key benefits to placing a textbook order with us: 


We are able to match the price of any textbook sold by or, as long as the condition of the book is the same and it’s coming directly from the site and not a third-party seller. This allows students to get the book immediately, without waiting for shipping, at the same low price that online retailers can offer.


Most students looking to use financial aid to purchase their books will have to do so through the official CSI Bookstore. Since around 75% of CSI students receive some kind of financial aid, it’s important we have the book list for any course so students aren’t delayed in their studies.


Students are now able to rent well over 90% of the titles we have available. Rentals allow students to save between 20% and 60% immediately at purchase, often providing them savings even online retailers cannot match, and they simply have to return the book(s) once the semester is over.

Get your textbook order in and ensure that your students will be prepared on day one.

We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you in the upcoming year. Please, let us know if there is anything you need from us.