University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor (Photo by Bernt Rostad)

The University of Michigan is a major public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The school is one of the oldest public universities in the country as it was originally established in 1817. With over 41,000 students on campus, the Michigan Wolverines athletic teams have a storied history and have a large following nationally. In terms of academics, textbooks are very important to Michigan students. Here are some options on where to shop to get the right books and to save some money:

The official campus bookstore is the Barnes & Noble @ The University of Michigan. This store sells everything that students could possibly ask for when it comes to new and used textbooks, school supplies, and Wolverines gear. The store is located at 530 South State Street. Along with a number of purchasing options, students may also rent their textbooks for a reduced price, and the store does buy back certain new and used books. The store has a selection of Adidas brand apparel as well as discounted computer software and also offers special discounts to students at partner stores for students who shop here. E-books are available as well.

Ulrich’s Bookstore at 549 East University Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor is a fantastic independent bookstore. Here you will find a varied inventory of new and used college textbooks. The store also posts special coupons on its Ulrich’s Bookstore Facebook page, which students can print out and bring to the store to receive an extra $10 when they sell their textbooks back to the store. Other items available include tons of Michigan Wolverines fan gear, accessories, and gifts for you and family and friends to show support for the Big Blue teams.

Common Language Bookstore at 317 Braun Court is a great destination for gently used college textbooks and other items. With a name that stresses the importance of store staff and customers speaking a common language and being able to relate to each other, the store strives to provide whatever customers have on their shopping lists. Students can purchase textbooks from previous semesters for a reduced price and also buy all kinds of other books, CD’s, DVD’s and more. Plus the store has several book clubs if you are a bookworm and want to connect with other readers.

Nicola’s Books in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Avenue is considered one of the top independent bookstores in Ann Arbor. The store offers all kinds of specials and discounts to both students and booklovers alike. You can find a huge variety of academic books, general titles, and so much more when you shop here. Sign up for the store’s mailing list to be updated on everything that the store offers.