UF Bookstore & Gainesville Textbooks - Photo by JMR_Photography

The University of Florida is home to nearly 50,000 students in Gainesville, Florida that need textbooks each semester. That’s a lot of textbooks! There are multiple textbook stores in Gainesville for students to shop at and compare prices. Here is information about some of the most popular places to buy gator textbooks.

The UF Bookstore is located at the Reitz Union in the heart of UF’s campus. It’s convenient location offers students the opportunity to quickly find the textbooks they need, as well as other school supplies and Gator gear. The UF Bookstore offers new, used, and rental textbooks in store, and rental textbooks online.

Orange and Blue Textbooks (OBT) is Gainesville’s largest independent textbook chain. OBT offers textbooks for courses at UF and Santa Fe College at its two locations around the city. You can select your textbooks on OBT’s website and have them ready to pick-up in store or have them shipped to your place. OBT runs a lot of tv commercials and offers a textbook deferment program, as well as other special promotions.

The Florida Book Store and Volume II is another popular option for UF textbooks. It has two convenient locations- one at the corner of University Ave. and 34th St., and the other near SW 20th Ave. and 34th Street. Open 7 days a week, FBS & VII offers textbooks along with study guides and college gear.