CIIS InnerLight Bookstore

Summer 2017 Textbook List

The CIIS InnerLight Bookstore is a small, unique college bookstore that carries a variety of items in addition to textbooks and school supplies, including insignia items, scarves, jewelry, incense, figurines, cards, journals, and more. It now also houses the Tong Ren Tang Education Center and Herbal Store, where you can come to learn about the history of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and purchase a small assortment of Tong Ren Tang herbal formulas.

The bookstore is open to the public and located on the ground floor of the CIIS Main Building, on the far side of the Desai | Matta gallery at 1453 Mission Street campus. Contact us at (415) 575-6179 or

Current store hours for the Spring 2017 semester are Monday-Friday, 11:30am-5pm, closed from 1-2pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Summer hours will be reduced to 12-4pm starting May 22, 2017.

CIIS Insignia Merchandise Online Store
We have created a CIIS insignia merchandise store, hosted by, for you to purchase a wider variety of insignia items not available in the bookstore. Click here to visit the store.

CIIS Required Textbook Amazon Store
The CIIS Required Textbook Amazon Store makes it easy to purchase your textbooks all in one place. Click here to access it.

You can also look them up yourself by going to Amazon's own textbook hub.

The CIIS Required Textbook Amazon Store will not include recommended books, only required books, so please refer to the official semester textbook list for details on recommended books. If your class is not listed, please contact the instructor.

The link to the current online textbook list can always be found by clicking the menu icon located at the top-left, next to "Campus Resources."

Online Textbook Store

You can go to our Amazon portal page and to find links directly to the textbooks for you classes by going HERE ...

Or you can click on the banner below to search for textbooks yourself, on this Amazon textbook site.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Textbooks For Courses

To find the link to the current and upcoming semester's required textbook list, click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) to the top-left of your screen, next to "Campus Resources."

If you do not see the course you are looking for on the current list, please contact the instructor for more information.

To visit our Amazon portal page for easy ordering from Amazon, click here.

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

Tong Ren Tang Education Center and Herbal Store

The six products currently for sale in the Tong Ren Tang portion of the store are as follows:

北京同仁堂·皇牌金匮肾气丸 Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan $8.99
北京同仁堂·皇牌十全大补丸 Shi Quan Da Bu Wan $8.99
北京同仁堂·皇牌六味地黄丸 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan $8.99
北京同仁堂·皇牌知柏地黄丸 Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan $8.99
北京同仁堂·皇牌感冒清热颗粒 Ganmao Qingre Keli $7.99
北京同仁堂·皇牌板蓝根颗粒 Banlangen Keli $7.99

While Tong Ren Tang carries a much larger assortment of high quality products, at this time we are limited to the sale of products currently approved by the FDA. Tong Ren Tang is working towards submitting more for approval.


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 and whether or not the book will be used in the upcoming semester.


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