The Raider Trader

About FM

An education that will take you as far as you want to go.


The Raider Trader

The FM Bookstore was created in 1969 to provide you with the books and other educational items needed for your success. In January 2014 the bookstore was named The Raider Trader and is being up-dated.  We pride ourselves on obtaining the best quality items at the most reasonable prices to help you stretch your buying power. We offer a wide variety of items for all your course needs. As an extra convenience, we offer greeting cards, stamps and snack items. You can find all the books you need here both new, used and rental. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in finding the books that you need. There is no need to buy on-line and pay those hefty shipping costs!

Store Hours

Spring/Fall semester: M-F 8:15-4:00
Winter/Summer semester: M-F 8:15-3:00

Extended Hours for Spring 2014

Who We Are

We are open when classes are not in session, but when the campus is open. Closings follow College Schedule.

How to Make Purchases


We accept cash for any purchase.


We gladly accept checks with proper ID. Please note: returned checks for NSF are assessed a return check fee.

Credit Cards

We gladly accept MC, VISA, Discover, American Express and Debit Cards.


If you have filed all of your paperwork on time with financial aid and the bursar’s office, you will have your book deferral waiting for you at the bookstore at the start of deferrals. If your name does not appear on our list, you will be referred back to the bursar’s office for further inquiry. Deferral dates vary by semester. Deferrals may not be used if ordering on-line.

Upcoming deferral dates:

Summer 2013: May 13, 2013-June 7, 2013
Fall 2013: August 5, 2013-September 18, 2013
Spring 2014: January 13, 2014-February 5, 2014

**Note: If you are being sponsored, please check with your sponsor to see what types of items they will allow you to defer (ex. Books, notebooks, folders) and if they have sent us your voucher prior to coming to the bookstore.


Your course textbooks can be purchased in person or on-line. To purchase your textbooks in person bring your class schedule along which will identify your course number and professor. If you are deferring your payment with financial aid, please bring your deferral voucher with you. Available semesters for purchase on-line are updated as new information is obtained. Remember, shipping & handling charges may apply to on-line orders. We will gladly special order books for you, please call for assistance.

View books for semesters available for purchase.


We now buy books back year round with two major buybacks during the year—one for Fall semester and one for spring semester!  The major book buybacks are when you will receive the most for your textbooks.

During our major book buybacks:

You will receive up to 50% of your purchase price if:

  • The book is being used the next semester
  • The book is in good condition (highlighting is ok)

You may receive less if:

  • We have met our need for that book BUT the wholesaler feels there is resale value

Your books will have 0% value if:

  • The instructor does not request that book for the next semester
  • The Publisher changes edition
  • Computer software is opened
  • We have met our need for that book AND the wholesaler does not wish to purchase
  • The book is damaged in any way (such as missing pages, etc.)
  • It is a study guide or books with “on-line” cards packaged with the book

You can find out more information about buyback by visiting and following the link to “All about buyback”

Current buyback dates are as follows:

  • Friday, December 13, 2013 from 8:30 am -3:30 pm
  • Monday, December 16, 2013 from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Many of our textbooks are available for rental.  See store or website for details.

Diploma Frames

If you would like to purchase a diploma frame, please visit the Raider Trader college store to see the available frames we have in stock or visit us at