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Messiah College’s Graduate Program has a NEW online bookstore! Specialty Books is the official online bookstore partner for all of your graduate school textbook needs. 


The Textbook Express at Messiah College will no longer stock any graduate school texts—they will be sold at our Specialty Books website


All you will need to view your booklist and order your textbooks from Specialty Books is your course schedule and a computer or a phone. You can order your books from the convenience of your home and have them delivered right to your doorstep, usually arriving within one to two business days. 


There are two ways to order so choose the method that is most convenient for you!


1) To order your textbooks online, go to


2) Call (800) 466-1365 to speak with one of Specialty Books’ friendly representatives. With your course schedule in hand, they can tell you exactly what the required and recommended materials are for each of your courses.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Specialty Books’ customer service department at (800) 466-1365 or email at


Please note that orders placed by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time will ship out the same day and arrive within one to two business days.  Overnight and second-day delivery is also available. Please choose a delivery method that will ensure your textbook order arrives before classes start.   


Questions regarding textbooks may also be directed to Aleisha Wildon at or at (717) 691-6024, press 1 then 2.



(In addition, textbooks will be posted on the Graduate Counseling Program website for each course so that students can purchase them through a retailer of their choice. Students pursuing this option assume the responsibility for purchasing the correct edition and supplements for each of the required/recommended texts.)


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