The SFU Bookstore is a not for-profit service under Ancillary Services.  We work on a full cost recovery model / break-even basis. So the Book Dollar makes-up the following cost.

PUBLISHER / SUPPLIER

Cost of books from the publisher, eBook platform fees, copyright fees

 $0.75 

INVENTORY

Freight, cost of over-ordered books, cost of theft, interest charges, cost of refunds, charges for customs, duty and GST

 $0.05

OCCUPANCY

University surcharge fee, campus maintenance fee, building maintenance fee, janitorial, power, heat, lights, garbage, water, sewer fees.

 $0.05

CAMPUS COMMITMENTS

Student employment, student awards, product donations, faculty/departmental discounts, supporting other Ancillary departments, campus vibrancy

 $0.06

DIRECT EXPENSES

Staff wages and benefits, office and store supplies, credit card service charges, equipment, security, furnishings and fixtures, printing and publishing, advertising, computer maintenance, systems maintenance

 $0.09
                                                                             Total:  $1.00