The Michigan State University campus in East Lansing (Photo by Betsy Weber)

Michigan State University (MSU) is a major public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. Founded in 1855, MSU has pioneered some important major areas of study, including business, hospitality, music therapy, and telecommunications. The school currently enrolls over 47,000 students. If you are a Michigan State student who is in the market for textbooks, you might want to shop around to find the best deals. Here are some places around East Lansing to look:

Spartan Bookstore is the official textbook outlet at Michigan State University. Open seven days a week, the store is housed inside the International Center right in the heart of the MSU campus. The staff at this store is very customer-oriented and will bend over backwards for customers to make sure they get the materials they need at a reasonable price. You can find new and used textbooks, discounted software, trade books, Michigan State Spartans sportswear, and so much more here. They also have a booth set up at the school’s football, basketball, and hockey games where you can buy many of these items as well.

The College Store at Michigan State is another great option to find textbooks. This store is at 4790 South Hagadorn Road in downtown East Lansing. The College Store offers books for purchase or rent and will also buy books back from students for a nice price. A great option on their website gives students the ability to specify books by price so you can set how much you are willing to spend on your books. You can also easily enter your class schedule and find exactly what books you need before the semester kicks off.

Collegeville Textbook Company at 321 East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing is and independently owned and operated textbook store. The staff has over 70 years of combined experience working in college bookstores and is comprised of MSU students and graduates. Their goal is to make sure you have a great shopping experience when you buy books here. You will find tons of used books at discounted prices to help you save money. You are guaranteed to receive at least 50% of a book’s original price when you sell it back to this store. You can also reserve books and have items shipped to you.

Ned’s Bookstore is another place to shop for new and used textbooks. It’s located at 135 East Grand River Avenue. This bookstore supplies books for a few different schools in the U.S. Its MSU location is like the rest, though, as it provides great prices on new and used books and offers different rental programs to help keep students satisfied with more money in their pockets.

Student Book Store at 421 East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing provides a wide selection of college textbooks. Family owned and operated since 1960, the store has a great reputation in the area. They sell everything from cheap textbooks to Spartans merchandise and even official Under Armour apparel. The store’s website has testimonials from students who enjoy shopping at the store because of its customer service and convenience. You can get in and out quickly with what you need.