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You can purchase new textbooks, bestseller and classic novels, children's books and various other works of fiction and non-fiction at the Campus Book Store located at SCH. Another great place to purchase text books is the Feds Used Book Store located on the lower level of the SLC. You can buy used books at a discounted price, or sell your old text books by consignment.

For a broader range of books you can visit Chapters at King St. and Weber; or simply order these books online.


The closest locations for purchasing houseware and furniture are Walmart, Zellers, and Canadian Tire. Badboys, Leons or the Brick, all located in Kitchener, are recommended for furniture if you are seeking a major chain with higher quality products. Smaller boutiques or stores are also scattered throughout the two cities. For home accents, decorations, gadgets and storage ideas try Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Sense, or BouClair.


The major retailers for electronics are Futureshop (near Conestoga Mall) and Best Buy (across from Fairview Mall). The Campus Tech store, on the lower level of the SLC, and eSmart, at SCH, sell laptops, PCs, apple computers, computer accessories, and Rogers’ devices and plans.

Stationary and Office Supplies

For stationary and office supplies, the major retailer is Staples Business Depot (near Conestoga Mall). However, Dollorama and Walmart also carries a broad range of stationary products. WriteStuff, located outside of SCH, is one of the retailers of stationary on campus, carrying products with the University of Waterloo crest or logo.


Smaller day-to-day items, seasonal and party products, non-perishable food items, and many plastic and glass products can be purchased from Dollorama for under $2. Note, although many items may have reasonable qualities, there are others that are best bought from other retailers. The closest Dollorama are at Hazel and Phillip, or Glascow and Fischer-Hallman.


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