Fountain at the Indiana University campus (Photo by Rob Pongsajapan)

Indiana University, sometimes abbreviated as simply IU, is a major public university with several campuses throughout the state. Its largest campus in terms of enrollment is in Bloomington, Indiana and has over 42,000 students enrolled in classes. The school was founded in 1820, and its athletic teams are known as the Hoosiers. If you are an Indiana student looking to shop around for your textbooks, here is some information on where you can look on or around campus:

The Indiana University Bloomington Bookstore at 1910 East 10th Street is the main campus bookstore at IU’s Bloomington campus. This store carries nearly every textbook students will need for their classes, whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student. You can go online and enter your course information to get a list of all the books you need. You can also order books online and have the store order them for you if they aren’t in stock at the actual store. They offer various rental programs, digital textbooks, and an add/drop policy that ensures you will get your money back on books if you drop a class and got a book for it. The store also has an Adidas section with brand-name apparel. Plus you can save money on computer software.

T.I.S. College Bookstore is an independent bookseller in Bloomington at 1302 East Third Street. The store has a huge inventory of used textbooks and strives to offer the lowest prices on these used books in town. They also sell plenty of study guides, reference books, and test prep materials. Additionally, they have lots of Hoosiers merchandise like sportswear, gifts, souvenirs, and more. If you are graduating soon, you can find all the graduation items and accessories you’ll need for your big day. Plus they offer rewards cards to help students save even more money.

Academic Scholarly Books is a major used bookstore in downtown Bloomington at 105 North Pete Ellis Drive, Suite A. The store primarily focuses on selling scholarly and reference books for upperclassmen and graduate students working on their theses, but they cater to all students with plenty of books for students in all majors at all academic levels. The store will buy, sell, and trade books. A large percentage of the store’s books go for just $5 or less, so you know you will be walking out a satisfied customer when you shop here.

Boxcar Books is a locally owned and operated independent bookstore at 408 East Sixth Street in Bloomington. Boxcar Books prides its store on being different from some of the corporate bookstores that hike up their prices. You can save a lot of money by shopping here and will enjoy personalized service to meet your every need. Not only does the store offer college textbooks, but it also sells general books and lots of other cool items that college students might like. The store is a non-profit and donates its earnings to the local community.