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Bear Essentials stores carry many of the essentials you need to succeed with your studies and more! You’ll find:

  • Course material requirements (new, used, electronic or rental textbooks, kits and uniforms)
  • A great selection of bestsellers and reference books
  • Art supplies, stationery, giftware
  • Confectionery
  • Stamps, bus passes, lockers and phone cards
  • Specialty items such as rings and diploma frames

We are an authorized reseller for numerous software and hardware manufacturers, offering many special educational discounts. Our Barrie campus location is also an authorized service centre. Visit to learn more.

Bear Essentials stores are located at Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses. You can also shop online at

Please visit Georgian Stores to shop online for textbooks, digital materials, clothing and more.

Are you looking for a booklist? Click on one of the links below.

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