Welcome to Orange and Blue Textbooks
For 10 years, OBT has been Gainesville's largest independent textbook chain. We pride ourselves on giving the students of UF, Santa Fe and City College more books for their bucks. We have a great location with tons of parking. Shop OBT and you can benefit from:
April 16th, 2011: Gator Stompin' Tickets!
Gator Stompin' has been a rite of passage in Gainesville for over a quarter century. At the end of every spring, students and locals get together to celebrate being part of the Gator Nation. Don't miss what the Independent Florida Alligator ranked as one of the top ten things to do before leaving Gainesville. GO GATORS!
Use code 'OBT5' to save $5 during checkout!
February 9th, 2011: OBT's Buyback Guarantee
Tired of getting stuck with dead textbooks? Bring 'em here: OBT now buys back old edition textbooks that are in good condition. Just stop by with your books and your student ID, and we'll see what we can do for you!
February 3rd, 2011: The "OBT vs. 'THEM'" Commercial
We've taken note that some of our competitors offer rentals on every textbook in their store, but what they're not telling you is how terribly the math only works out in their favor!
That's right: While their claim that they offer rentals on everything is true, some of their rentals are only $10 less than their brand new sales copies - pretty outrageous, we know! Then, since you didn't go the extra $10 to actually own the book, you're not allowed to do buyback on it. In essence, you've set yourself back both the rental cost of the book AND the amount of buyback loot you've passed up. At OBT, on the other hand, though we may not be renting the title, you pay essentially the same amount and then get a large chunk of it back at the end of the semester when you bring it back in for buyback!
The math just makes sense: shop at OBT!
February 2nd, 2011: Announcing OBT's Spring 2011 Giveaways Promotion!
Just like our Football Feast promotion from this past fall, we're going to be giving away prizes to our Facebook fans every week this semester! We'll have TWO drawings each week for random prizes including free salon treatments, gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to see the Magic play in Orlando, and more! Check out the 'Giveaways!' tab on our home page to view the commercial, or head on over to our Facebook page and check out the 'Giveaways!' tab there to sign up!
December 2nd, 2010: OBT Online Is Up and Running!
Want to avoid the mad crowds of students shopping in our stores? Orange and Blue Textbooks now offers online shopping! Submit your order online and we can either ship it to you directly OR we can pull your order for you so when you do come into the store, you can just pick it up right at the counter! Visit our online store by clicking here or the large button off to the right of the OBT homepage!
December 1st, 2010: OBT Weighs in on the "Online Buyback vs Local Buyback" Debate
So apparently online buyback is a growing trend? Really? Why? It really doesn't work out in favor of the customer. Click here to read our detailed response to the online buyback vs local buyback debate.
June 26th, 2010: Writers Symposium
Check out the Writers Symposium, sponsored and produced by Orange and Blue Textbooks. On The Writers Symposium, WGOT-LP Gainesville 94.7 FM's newest radio talk show, University professors speak with moderator Lynne Loewenthal about their most recent publications, what inspired their writing, and what they hope to achieve with their work. Click here to see the live schedule on Facebook and listen to .mp3s if you missed an episode!