The bookstore stocks all the required textbooks for your Franklin courses. A list of the books required for the upcoming semester or session can be downloaded via the link below. The Bookstore also stocks Franklin branded merchandise (apparel, accessories & gifts) and a small range of basic stationery items (pens, notepads, post-its etc.). As of Fall 2019, textbooks can be purchased online at, and are available for pickup the next day.


The bookstore is located at the rear of the Airone Residence building, behind the Office of Student Life, via Ponte Tresa 6.


Payment can be made by cash in Swiss francs (denominations greater than CHF 200 in value cannot be accepted, nor can euro or dollars) or by debit/credit card with a Maestro, American Express, Visa or MasterCard.

Used Books

Used copies of many titles are often available but supplies of these are limited and are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. It is not possible to reserve these books in advance. Used copies are sold at 50% of the new book price.

Return Policy

  • Refunds will only be given if you drop a course, if the bookstore has supplied you with the wrong books, or if the instructor determines a book is no longer required.
  • Books can be returned to the bookstore only with the original purchase receipt. Refunds will not be given without this receipt. So, please take care not to lose it.
  • Books can be returned up to one week after the add/drop deadline. The final return date will be posted in the bookstore at the time of purchase. No returns are possible after this date.
  • Books must be returned in the same condition as they were bought. A full refund will not be given for damaged books. Be especially careful to protect your books from the rain.

Buyback Program

At the end of the Fall and Spring Semesters a Buyback plan is offered by which books can be sold back to the bookstore at an individual percentage of their original price. Buyback will take place during Finals Week.  A list of books which can be returned will be posted in the days leading up to Finals Week here below. Books of editions earlier than mentioned on the list cannot be bought back. Books are bought back until the required quantity is reached. 

Spring 2020 Buyback Schedule

May 8th –  14th

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Thursday   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Buyback List


Franklin Merchandise

Official Franklin merchandise can be purchased directly at the Bookstore, at Kaletsch Campus Reception or online at

Bookstore Contact

Stefanie Pallini
Bookstore Manager
Tel: +41 91 986 5327

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Regular Opening Hours

Tuesday   1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

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Extended operating hours are in effect for the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring Semesters, and at buy-back time. The Bookstore is closed during Academic Travel. During the Summer Sessions, books are sold directly in class.