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2014-15 Book List and Purchasing Instructions 

See the Book List

View the 2014-15 Book List by clicking here. (Please note that the list is formatted to print on legal paper.)

Purchase Books

Follett Books is Pingree’s official online bookstore. At their website (which can be accessed here) you will find a detailed listing of books available. Pingree students can purchase new and used books and, in some cases, rent books or purchase e-books. This includes summer reading books as well as textbooks for courses. The virtual bookstore will open August 1 for all 2014-2015 book purchases. Please note that Follett Books will also be on campus at the end of the school year to buy back eligible books. 

For more information about purchasing through Follett, go directly to the online bookstore.

Please be aware that not all required books are available via Follett. Please refer to our website for the complete list of required books. In addition, you are not required to purchase available books from Follett. There are many online book providers and, in some cases, you can purchase books from your local bookstore. If you choose to purchase books from a place other than Follett Books, please be sure you obtain the correct edition and ISBN.

Students are expected to purchase books prior to the first day of classes. We are pleased to be able to offer some books as e-books this year. Whenever possible, students should have downloaded any e-books/digital sources prior to their X:1 Student Orientation session in late August. 

Pingree has limited financial assistance available to help defray the cost of books.  Students who are awarded financial aid receive priority when these funds are made available.  To get more information, please contact Mary Dyer in the Admission Office at 978-468-4415 x362 or e-mail

A Note about E-Books

With the implementation of Pingree's X:1 program, the use of e-texts is an option for many classes, especially in the math and science departments. In reading the Pingree book list, any text that has an e-book option will be noted in the e-books column with "**", and will include "Choice" in the usage column (if there are other versions of the book available). For some of the math texts, there are hardcover, paperback, and e-book options. For science texts, any class that has two listings has an option for a hardcover text and an option for an electronic text.
For any text which has "Choice" in the Usage column, students only need to select one of the options. Students do not need to purchase both electronic and paper versions. The type of text selected is up to the student and their individual learning style.

Representatives from the publishers for all science e-texts will be on campus at the start of the school year to answer any questions regarding how e-texts work and solve any issues a student may have.


If you have any questions about purchasing books for a specific class, please contact the relevant department chair:

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