Wisconsin Union at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (Photo by Richard Hurd)

The University of Wisconsin is a large public university based in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1848, its Madison campus currently has over 40,000 students. The school’s athletic teams are called the Badgers and its mascot is Bucky Badger. When it comes to buying their textbooks, Wisconsin students have several places to choose from in order to receive the best prices on books. Here are some of those options:

The University Bookstore is the main bookstore students go to at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Serving students and faculty since 1894, the store has provided for over 110 years of excellent customer service and customer satisfaction. The store offers a variety of textbook buying plans and rental options as well as tons of discounts on used books. You can easily put in your class information into the feature on their website and pull up everything you need. They also have special contests and give away gift cards to students, helping them save money on their textbooks each semester. The Badger Shop area includes a huge collection of Badgers merchandise for all the die-hard UW fans out there.

The Underground Textbook Exchange at 664 State Street in downtown Madison is your source for everything you need as a Wisconsin student. This place has tons of discounted textbooks that are both new and used along with options to exchange your old books for new ones. Clean out your closet and get some money or simply trade books so you don’t have to spend money on the books you need for your upcoming classes. UTE also sells Badgers apparel and other school supplies.

Beat The Bookstore at 557 State Street is conveniently located on one of the most easily accessible streets for Wisconsin students. You can check out their Facebook page for a map and more information. BTB strives to offer the lowest prices on college textbooks and other supplies students need. They sell books and buy them from students for very decent rates. Just bring in your class list at the beginning of the semester and load up on what you need for cheap. Or clean out some space in your dorm room and make some money on books you no longer need. This store is open with extended hours during peak times of the year, making it even more convenient for students to beat the rush and get the stuff they need when they can.

Half Price Books at 4200 East Town Boulevard in Madison has a nice selection of used books that might be a little older than some of the new ones required for certain classes. But lots of professors don’t use the latest and greatest books if they don’t have to, so shop here and you might walk out with a bag of books for hardly any money out of your wallet. They offer 20% off used books to students throughout the year and other great specials to make the textbook buying process a little less stressful for students.