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The Gothic Bookshop

Located just inside the University Store, offering a selection of Duke gift books, books by Duke faculty, as well as current fiction and non-fiction. We also offer unique gift items, greeting cards, gift wrap, and stationery.



Monday thru Friday 8:30am – 6pm | Saturday 9am – 6pm | Sunday 11am – 4pm
*Hours are subject to change.

Welcome to The Gothic Bookshop!

The Gothic Bookshop has been Duke’s independent bookshop since 1956. The shop offers a selection of Duke gift books, books by Duke faculty, as well as current fiction, non-fiction, scholarly, children’s books, and a wide range of current and classic titles to the Duke University community, worldwide. We are also your on-campus source for Moleskine, Quotables, The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild, Decomposition Books, Good Paper greeting cards, gift wrap, and stationery. Stop by our store conveniently located on the top level of the Bryan Center, just inside the University Store.

For Everyone. All the Time.

  • 20% off regular price hardbacks*
  • 10% off regular price paperbacks*

*Excludes already discounted books and some special orders. Multiple discounts do not apply, and policies may change without notice.

Need to purchase books with department funds? We offer competitive pricing.

Keep your money in the university. Call the Gothic Bookshop first. We accept procurement cards and Duke internal charge, and also provide FREE DELIVERY ON CAMPUS! For details, call 684-3986 or email

Forms of Payment
We accept: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, DukeCard, Apple Pay, Personal Check (with a valid ID), and Duke Stores Gift Card

Selection of Books & Gifts


For returns with a receipt within 90-days of purchase, we will refund the full purchase price to your original form of payment.

Unless defective, returned merchandise must be in salable condition.

For returns without a receipt, or after 90-days from purchase, we will refund the lowest sales price offered in the last 60-days, credited to a Duke Stores gift card.

Clearance Items: All sales on clearance items are final.


The Gothic Bookshop
125 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

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(919) 684-3986