University of Tennessee's Circle Park and the Torchbearer (Photo by Joelk75)

The University of Tennessee, often abbreviated as simply UT, is a major public university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Found in 1794, Tennessee is one of the oldest schools in the United States. It currently has an annual enrollment of over 27,000 students. The school’s athletic teams are called the Volunteers. At UT, textbooks are a top priority for students. Here is some information on where UT students can purchase their books and where they can find some of the best prices in town on textbooks:

The UT Bookstore is the official campus textbook store for University of Tennessee students, faculty, and alumni. It’s at 850 Stadium Drive right on campus. The store’s knowledgeable staff will work with students one-on-one to make sure they get the materials they need for their courses and to lead them to the best prices on textbooks because they know that students are on a tight budget. The store sells graduation items, Volunteers apparel, technology items such as hardware and software at discounted rates, and so much more. There are rental options available as well to save even more money, and certain students may qualify for textbook loans so that you can pay back the cost of the books based on your financial situation. The store also hosts special events on campus and has an online calendar with upcoming dates and times for events.

Rocky Top Books is a great independent textbook seller in downtown Knoxville at 2116 Cumberland Avenue. Visit the store’s Facebook page to print out coupons so you can get more cash back when you sell or old books to the store or when you buy new or used books for the upcoming semester. The staff does its best to provide the lowest prices in town on both new and used course materials, so you’ll always save money here. Students can rent their books here as well. The store has extended business hours during peak times to ensure that it is open to accommodate every student’s busy schedule. There is even a trolley stop in front of the store for your convenience.

Beat The Bookstore at 1711 Cumberland Avenue in downtown Knoxville is your source for used books. Buying new textbooks might be required in some cases, but the overwhelming majority of textbooks can be found gently used somewhere. Beat The Bookstore specializes in offering these used books at very low prices. The store, which serves other universities as well, ultimately wants to “beat” the prices that other bookstores offer.

Barnes & Noble has a location at 8029 Knoxville Pike in the Suburban Plaza in downtown Knoxville. B&N is a one-stop destination for college students and bookworms alike. They sell new and used books, plus you can even sell back your textbook to the store for cash or a store credit. B&N also carries a variety of other items and accessories for students, including the Nook e-reader so you can read your books electronically.