The bookstore stocks all the required textbooks for your Franklin courses and Franklin branded merchandise (apparel, accessories & gifts) and a small range of basic stationery items (pens, notepads, post-its etc.). 


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


Due to the current situation, online purchases here: are preferred (only one customer at a time is allowed inside the bookstore). Online orders will be ready for pick-up at the bookstore within 24 hours.  

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 some 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. When ordering online, please send a separate email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you prefer to get used copies whenever available. The discount will then be applied according to availability. 

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 (sent by email). 
  • Books can be returned up to one week after the add/drop deadline. 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 2021 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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Opening Hours during Finals

Thursday May 6th        1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday May 7th                1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday May 10th         1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday May 11th         9:00 am to 12:00 am

Wednesday May 12th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Thursday 13th                9:00 am to 12:00 am

Friday May 14th              1:00 pm to 4:00pm

If you would like to visit the Bookstore at a different time, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Bookstore will be closed during Academic Travel.