CIIS Bookstore

The CIIS Bookstore is a small, innovative college bookstore that provides students and faculty with materials for classes and research.

CIIS Required Textbook Amazon Store

The Bookstore also carries CDs, mugs, cards, journals, T-shirts, incense, and school supplies.

Visit the InnerLight Bookstore on the 3rd floor of the CIIS Main Building, at 1453 Mission Street. We are open to the public. Contact us at (415) 575-6179 or

For mail order services, please contact Bookstore Manager Steven Swanson or (415) 575-6178.

Online Textbook Store

CIIS is no longer working with MBS Direct as an online textbook provider. We are instead providing an Amazon store featuring required textbooks beginning with Fall 2014, available through this link:

Each purchase made through this link or the general Amazon link below earns CIIS a small commission, so if you plan to order your textbooks through Amazon please support CIIS by accessing their site through these links whenever possible.


Textbooks and textbook information for ACTCM courses are not currently available through the CIIS Bookstore, but are available through the ACTCM library.


The CIIS Bookstore holds a used book buyback at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters, and pays cash up to 50% of the new price of the book depending on the title.

Textbooks For Courses

The Bookstore carries textbooks for all courses offered at CIIS and publications including the following to explore body, mind, and spirit:

  • Psychology
  • Eastern and Western Spirituality and Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Somatics
  • Drama Therapy
  • Women's Spirituality
  • Psychological Astrology
  • Ecology
  • Science and Spirituality
  • Anthropology
  • Research and Writing

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