Off the Hill

A Course Book Resource for Instructors and Students

Buffalo Street Books announces the return of the First Class program under a new name, “Off the Hill.”


Off the Hill offers a unique service that provides a way for college students to purchase their course books through Ithaca’s cooperatively owned bookstore, come down off their respective hills to explore the many joys this wonderful city has to offer, or choose to have those books delivered directly to the classroom at no extra cost.


Off the Hill comes with some significant upgrades from our previous service, including: an easier way for instructors to submit their book lists, multiple delivery days at the beginning of the semester; a longer window for finalizing course book selections; an easier platform for students to order all or some of a course’s books; and increased attention to customer service for both professors and students.


As Ithaca's only independent bookstore, we want to find ways to better serve our community, the Off the Hill program keeps more dollars flowing through the local economy and directly helps us to keep a fully stocked and intimately curated selection of books.


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The Dewitt Mall

215 North Cayuga Street

Ithaca, New York 14850