Co-op Bookstore Initiatives

Save a Bag, Help the Environment

Thank you for doing your part to reduce the use of plastic bags & the detrimental effects they have on the environment.  Every time you used a reusable bag or didn’t take a bag we gave 10¢ to your choice of local environmental initiative.

This year with your help, we donated $2,250.00 to the following local initiatives

Based on your save-a-bag choices for last year, the Co-op donated:

Old Growth Forest 1,000.00

U of G Energy Conservation Fund 750.00

Guelph's Urban Organic Farm 500.00

Remember to bring your reusable bags to the Co-op Bookstore this September!  We’ll continue to make a 10¢ donation to your choice of local environmental initiative each time you refuse a bag.  Together we can do our part!

Textbooks & Custom Course Materials

Thank you for selling back your textbooks to the Co-op Bookstore!  For every 1,000 books we bought back in April we’re planting a tree.  That’s five new trees!  Thanks for your help! ·        

  • The Co-op Bookstore buys back textbooks that will be used on course.
  • We have partnerships with used textbook wholesalers to buy back textbooks that still have a North American resale value.  We even include an additional 10% cash in the buyback price of any book that the wholesaler buys from you.
  • Any textbook that the Co-op or wholesaler can’t buy at the buyback may be sent to Books for Africa.
  •  thecannon.ca is co-owned by the Guelph Campus Co-op and CSA (textbook classified listings).        
  • We keep a recycling bin at the Co-op Bookstore for students to bring used course packs to us for recycling.