Textbooks with discount

As a student you never have enough money, so we offer discounts on textbooks up to 18%! The book sales will be held in the first weeks of every semester. We sell books for all courses of the bachelor program of Communication Science. You will find your booklist in the course catalogue. Fill in which course you are going to follow. Under the heading ‘student materials’ you will find the titles of the required textbooks.

To buy your books with a discount, you must be a member of Mercurius. If you are already a member of Mercurius, you can purchase your textbooks via this link. You can become a member via our website or during ordering your books. All textbooks are listed by year and by course. When your order is completed, you will receive an email with the date on which you can pick up your books. The pick-up point will be at the Athenaeum Bookstore near the Roeterseilandcampus (located at Roetersstraat 41). In cooperation with Athenaeum, Mercurius will make sure you always have the right books for a reduced prize. Follow the instructions below to order your books with discount.

Edit 2020-2021: Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the book sale is a bit different than you are used to from us. There will be two rounds of ordering. During the first round (August 7 – August 17), the books that are bought will be delivered to us and you can pick them up on the 26th of August at the Roeterseilandcampus. If you know beforehand that you will not be able to get into the city during the first few weeks of the academic year, there is a second round of ordering (August 18 – August 28) during which your books will be home delivered within the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for €9.95. Outside of this region, the delivery fee is region dependent.

The second round of the book sale has started and will end on August 28, 23:59! So make sure you order your books in time and check the box for home delivery. There will be no physical pick-up for this round!


1. Visit the Athenaeum webshop. Use this link!

2. There are four options. Select the following options: Mercurius – BA Communicatiewetenschap (NL) or BA Communication Science (EN) – Jaar (Year) – Semester 1 or 2.

3. Select the books that are required in your year. Select these books and press ‘Bestellen/Reserveren | Order’.

4. You can get discount when you order your books trough Mercurius. The only thing you need to do then, is become a member from our association. You can become a member by selecting below ‘optional course’ the fee you want to pay for 1 year (1 jaar), 3 years (3 jaar) or 4 years (4 jaar). If you select one of those options, dependent on how long you would like to be a member, you will be a member and get automatically discount. If you are already a member, press ‘Ik ben lid van deze vereniging en heb de kosten die ermee verbonden zijn betaald. | I am a member of this association and have already paid the fees associated with it.’

5. Press ‘Ga naar de winkelwagen | Go to shopping cart’.

6. Enter your data to register.

7. You can only choose the option to pick up your books in the Athenaeum Bookstore Roeterseilandcampus.

8. Choose your payment method. It is not possible to pay in the store.

9. After your payment, you will receive a confirmation. In this confirmation you will find more information about when, where and how late you can pick up your books. You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates of the book sales.


Do you have a question about the book sales? Please contact us by sending an e-mail to [email protected]


Disclaimer: Teachers always have the right to change the required books after they had contact with us. 

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