The University of South Carolina campus (Photo by jay8085)

The University of South Carolina, sometimes called USC on the east coast, is a public university based in Columbia, South Carolina. This large university was founded in 1801 and currently enrolls over 44,000 students on all of its campuses, which includes seven satellite campus locations. The main campus in Columbia has over 29,000 students. Since South Carolina is a huge school, textbook options are very important for students so that not everyone is buying them from the same place. The following information includes details on where students can buy books locally:

The University of South Carolina Bookstore is the main campus bookstore for USC students in Columbia. It’s housed inside the Russell House at 1400 Greene Street right on campus. This store’s inventory includes new and used college textbooks specifically selected for South Carolina students by their faculty in the courses in which they’re enrolled. That means you know you’re getting the right books. There are also numerous items for faculty available to help supplement their courses. The store sells apparel that includes both Ralph Lauren and Under Armour merchandise. Gear up for the game by purchasing Gamecocks accessories. There is something for everyone here.

Addam’s University Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 152 South Assembly Street in downtown Columbia. The store has a very large selection of new and used textbooks and offers a nice rental program for students who want to save lots of money by renting their books. Digital textbooks and select Gamecocks apparel are on sell also. Plus you can pick up discounted software, peripherals, and other computer supplies along with school supplies to ensure you are ready for the next semester.

Barnes & Noble Midtown at Forest Acres is another option if you’re looking to shop at a nationally known chain like B&N. The store is in the Richland Fashion Mall at 3400 Forest Drive. Along with its comprehensive selection of textbooks for South Carolina students and those who attend other local schools, you can find a huge stock of general books for leisure as well as some study materials to help you with your classes. In addition, digital textbooks make it convenient to study wherever you are. So check out the Nook e-reader and see if it might help you study faster and be more prepared for your upcoming assignments and exams. Students can save money by buying digital textbooks as well.

Books-A-Million also has a location in Columbia at 275 Harbison Drive, a convenient spot for South Carolina students. This store’s inventory is packed with all genres of books and of course a variety of textbooks for students. Even if the store does not have the books you need in stock, they can probably find them for a great price by ordering them, or you can order them yourself through the website and save money that way. B-A-M prides itself on selling books at the lowest prices, so this is a perfect option for college students to check out.