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Fall Semester online book ordering is open!  Order early for the best selection of used books! 

In lieu of shipping, Dowdy can box up your order and have it ready for pick-up when you return to campus. Please allow 3 business days for processing before pickup.

Dowdy offers a selection of rental books in our store. These are on the shelf along side other course materials.

If you’re looking for digital books or a rental book not available in our store, check our “Compare” site. Note that purchases through the Compare site are handled through a separate vendor and are excluded from the boxed-for-pick-up offer.





Buy MacBook or iPad Pro Get Beats

Buy a Mac or iPad Pro. Get Beats.  Get Beats® wireless headphones when you buy an eligible Mac® or iPad Pro® for college. And save with Apple® education pricing.*

*Qualified Purchasers can receive Promotion Savings when they purchase an eligible Mac or eligible iPad Pro with a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones, or BeatsX earphones. Purchases must be made at U.S. Apple Store locations, the U.S. Apple Store for Education, or U.S. Apple Authorized Campus Stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE, from July 12, 2018, through September 25, 2018. Only one Promotion Product per eligible Mac or eligible iPad Pro per Qualified Purchaser. Offer subject to availability. While supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.apple.com/promo for full details.





FRESHMAN READING:
While you're on campus, pick up your copy of "The Last Ballad" by Wiley Cash. Or order online! Dowdy's price of only $12.99 is one of the lowest around!
First-year students are asked to read this book before arriving on campus in August.
"The Last Ballad" will be required reading for a variety of classes and campus activities.





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Looking for a High School Graduation Gift for the Future Pirate?

Shop Dowdy Student Stores for official Pirate gear, book bags, technology!
Don't know what to get? A Dowdy Gift card fits all sizes & budgets!
Need shipping? Give us a call, (252) 328-6731
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ADD MONEY to your student's ECU 1 Card for shopping in Dowdy Student Stores!

You can defer Financial Aid funds to a Bookstore Account on the ECU 1 Card by request through the Cashier's Office.  You can also add funds any time to a student's BOUNTY BUCKS account.  Bounty Bucks is a declining balance account on the 1 Card that can be used in numerous places on campus, including Dowdy Student Stores!  For more information, see the ECU 1 Card web page.

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Link to shop Pirate Apparel online

Shop our online store for a tremendous variety of officially licensed Pirate apparel and gifts! Many items carried online are not found in our Wright Building location or Medical Bookstore. See Web site for details.

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Standard Contest and Sale Information: 

Contests and Drawings are held at Dowdy Student Stores periodically. Dowdy employees are not eligible. An ECU 1 Card must be shown for winners to receive prize; however certain exclusions may apply in cases such as alumni or visitors to campus when written on entry forms or promotional materials. No prize substitutions permitted. Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Winners must sign ECU prize report, accepting regulation that prize value may impact Financial Aid. No purchase necessary to enter or win contests. Other rules may be established for specific contests or promotions.

Sales and Discounts:  Advertised and unadvertised sales of discounts, to include buy/get, percentage off of price of merchandise, etc. is based on regular retail price, unless specified.  No other discounts or coupons can be applied to a sale price. Sales are in-store only, to include Wright Building store, and when specified, Brody Building store. Online and athletic venues are excluded, unless specifically designated. Only officially-licensed East Carolina University trademarked or registered imprinted apparel and gifts are included. "Gifts" include East Carolina University logo, trademarked, copyrighted, or slogan imprinted merchandise with exclusions. Prior purchases, special orders, and purchases of gift cards are excluded from discounts. Sales are limited to current stock and no rain checks will be issued.  Quantities of merchandise purchased may be limited by management. Computer hardware, software, technology-related merchandise, Apple® products, computer supplies and accessories, textbooks, rentals, CoursePacks, clickers, trade books, periodicals, school supplies, sundries, food, art department supplies, kits and metals, as well as any other non-logo imprinted merchandise are excluded from discounts.  These, as well as any other specified by management, will apply as exclusions from all ECU Dowdy Student Stores sales, promotions, and coupons. Typographical errors may occur due to human error.  These errors will be clarified as soon as possible.

Away Game Points Sales:  Promotion is held for 2 business days following AWAY football games, and only when East Carolina WINS the game. A percentage discount is given on regular price apparel and gift merchandise, equal to 1% for each point scored by ECU. There is a maximum discount of 30%.   For example, if ECU beat NC State 28-3, Dowdy would have a sale featuring 28% OFF reg apparel and gifts.  If, for example, the Pirates trampled the Tarheels 54-6 -- as proud as we would be -- we would have to cap our discount at 30% for the sale.  No other coupons, offers, or discounts are accepted in conjunction with these sales. Prior purchases are excluded. No special orders. See "Sales and Discounts" above for other disclosures.

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Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.