Willard Hall at Kansas State University (Photo by ercwttmn)

Kansas State University is a public university located in Manhattan, Kansas. Commonly known as K-State, the school is the oldest university in the state of Kansas as it was originally established in 1863. The school currently has over 23,000 students and offers 65 academic departments in nine different colleges. This large selection of classes means that course textbooks are a must for all students to have in order to succeed at K-State. Here is some information on where students can buy textbooks both on campus and in other places around the Manhattan area.

The school’s Student Union Bookstore is the official textbook outlet for Kansas State students. The store works directly with university faculty to ensure that students are getting the correct textbooks they need before their classes start. It also provides a rental service where you can save up to 60% on textbooks by renting them. Additional items available at the Student Union Bookstore are Wildcats gear, Wildcats license plates, computer software, and even a Verizon Wireless area where students can get accessories for their phones. The bookstore’s convenient location makes it very easy for students to purchase books right on campus.

Varney’s is another option if you are looking to buy new and used textbooks. This Kansas State-frenzied store is known for its incredible selection of Kansas State Wildcats apparel and accessory items, but they also make it simple to buy textbooks by using the store’s website to search by course and then going to the store to pick up your order. As for the fan items, you can find anything like t-shirts, neckties, polos, footballs, and more. The store’s inventory runs the gamut with men’s, women’s, and youth apparel. Varney’s has multiple locations in the Manhattan area, including one at 820 Kansas State Union.

Another store to check out is Claflin Books and Copies at 1814 Claflin Road right near the Kansas State campus in Manhattan. The bookstore’s inventory is very comprehensive with both new and used textbook options for K-State students. The books are hand-selected by staff so that students know they are getting the right materials. Other items such as trade books and general titles are available as well. In addition, Claflin Books hosts various author events that students can attend. The store has been in business for 18 years and has a great reputation in the area. The store also specializes in copy services.

Want to shop at a place that’s really different from the rest of the pack? Check out The Dusty Bookshelf at 700 North Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan. This store serves students at the University of Kansas with its location in Lawrence but also has the store in Manhattan for K-State students. You can pick up some unique titles here and could luck out by saving a lot of money on used textbooks. The store will do its best to supply all customers with what they are looking for, including students.