CIIS InnerLight Bookstore

Spring 2017 Required 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. A small assortment of Tong Ren Tang herbal formulas will soon be offered for sale, yet it is primarily an education center.

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 For mail order services and special orders, please contact the Bookstore Manager, Sara Clerk, or call (415) 575-6178. Some special orders may take several weeks to be fulfilled.

Current store hours for the Spring 2017 semester are Monday-Friday, 11:30am-5pm, closed from 1-2pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Visit our online CIIS merchandise store hosted by to purchase unique insignia items not available in the bookstore.

CIIS Required Textbook Amazon Store
If you need to purchase your textbooks online, you can use the link above that lists the required textbooks for which we have information, or you can look them up yourself by going to this link for required textbook. The CIIS Required Textbook Amazon store may include optional books, so please refer to the official semester textbook list for full details. 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

To make online textbook purchases easier, we are providing an Amazon store featuring required textbooks - click on the banner below to access it.

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

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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