Course Textbooks

Required Textbooks for the Upcoming Term

Lists are published in Edvance360 after faculty confirm textbook selections prior to a term's start.

Forest Institute Student Bookstore

The Student Book Exchange (SBE) is the official bookstore for Forest.

Stacey Coffman is the Forest rep at SBE.

The Student Book Exchange is located at 633 S. Kimbrough in Springfield, MO (phone 417-866-6880; 417-869-8082; toll-free 866-704-6657).

Ordering Textbooks from SBE

You have several options when purchasing textbooks from SBE.

  • You can go to their store to buy your books.
  • You may order your books using their website and pick them up at their Springfield store.
  • You may order your books using their website and have them shipped to you (you will pay shipping but no handling fees)
  • SBE will make one delivery of orders to the Forest Springfield campus before the term begins.
    If you need to use financial aid funds to pay for your books, you can give SBE a post-dated check that they will hold until you receive your funds. Other methods of payment that SBE will accept include VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, personal checks, and cash.

Selling Textbooks Back to SBE

You can visit the Student Book Exchange at 633 S. Kimbrough in Springfield MO Mondays-Saturdays to sell back any textbooks you wish.


If you click on a course listing on and it says "unassigned," that means SBE hasn't yet received the book title(s) from the faculty member yet. SBE will continue to update their site daily as they receive the forms from faculty members.



Catalog includes Cengage imprints like Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar and Brooks/Cole. Options include purchase or rental of printed textbooks or ebook/echapter downloads (for various time periods).


Catalog includes titles from publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, Wiley, Davis and Sage. Titles can be accessed online or downloaded (may vary).

Catalog includes titles from Guilford.