Several of the institutions have campus bookstores (Smith, Hampshire and the University), while others rely on local bookshops (Amherst and Mount Holyoke.) Here are links to the bookstores that will be most useful to you in ordering textbooks.
The primary option in town for ordering textbooks is Amherst Books.
Hampshire has its own store for textbooks, Hampshire College Textbook Shop, though some professors may order from other local stores.
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke professors primarily use the Odyssey Bookshop.
Smith has the Grecourt Bookshop in the basement of the Campus Center. (The link, however, goes to the company that runs the bookstore rather than to the store itself, although this should take you to the Smith section.)
UMass has contracted with Amazon.com to provide textbooks. Click here for more information.
You can also order textbooks from Amherst Books (See Amherst College above).
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