Penn State University campus (Photo by William F. Yurasko)

The Pennsylvania State University, more commonly called Penn State or PSU, is a major public university based in University Park, Pennsylvania. The school enrolls over 40,000 students on its flagship campus. Established in 1855, Penn State’s sports teams are known as the Nittany Lions. Since PSU is such a large school, students need options when buying the books for their classes. The following stores offer a variety of textbook options on and around the Penn State campus:

Barnes & Noble at The Penn State University Bookstore is the official university bookstore on campus. It is conveniently located inside the Bookstore Building at 1 Pollock Road in University Park. The staff at this bookstore ensures that students get the right materials they need for their classes. They offer a variety of pricing options for students on new, used, and rental books. Are you a die-hard Nittany Lions fan? You can purchase tons of PSU clothing, apparel, and souvenir items here along with loads of school supplies and some computer software at reduced prices for students. E-books are available as well.

Open seven days a week, the Student Book Store at 330 East College Avenue in State College is a terrific destination for new and used PSU textbooks. The selection is enormous and there are lots of opportunities to rent your textbooks. Full refunds are available on books if they are returned before a specified deadline each semester. If you are also looking for variety when it comes to PSU Nittany Lions gear, this store is jam-packed with almost any kind of item you can imagine. Their staff will get you outfitted in something cool and out the door quickly so you can show off your support ASAP.

Webster’s Bookstore Cafe is a nice smaller bookshop option if you want to shop at a less hectic. It’s at 128 South Allen Street in State College. They tend to have more used textbooks available than other stores, so you’re almost guaranteed to walk out with more money on you than if you shopped elsewhere. They also have delicious coffee to get your mind in gear for classes in the morning. Plus browse their selection of other general titles and pick up a novel if you’re feeling like doing some leisure reading.

Got Used Bookstore at 206 East College Avenue is a great locally owned and operated bookstore serving PSU students and faculty. The name of the store is correct in implying that it has plenty of used books for sale. But you can rent practically any textbook on their shelves as well. The store has a tremendous reputation as it has served students in the area since 1923.