The Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs (Photo by dbking)

The United States Air Force Academy is a service academy based in an area just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Originally established in 1954, the academy enrolls just over 4,400 undergraduate students who are going to school to be officers in the United States Air Force. Most of the school’s sports teams compete in the Mountain West Conference and are called the Falcons, Students who attend Air Force have a few choices on where to buy their textbooks. Here is some information on each of these stores:

The Bookstore at the U.S. Air Force Academy is the official bookstore for the Air Force Academy community. It sells a variety of books and other gift items to students, faculty, and visitors of the Air Force base in Colorado Springs. It is run by the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. In addition to academic books for students, you will find gift items, squadron pins, jewelry, and a bunch of closeout items on sale at great prices.

Barnes & Noble has two locations in Colorado Springs. One is at 795 Citadel Drive East. The other is at 1655 Briargate Boulevard. Both of these B&N locations offer a variety of items that Air Force Academy students could use. These include academic textbooks, leisure books to take your mind off the rigorous demands of school, supplies for students, and a bunch of other gift items. In addition, B&N sells the popular Nook e-reader. This device allows students to read their digital textbooks at their convenience. If any of your books are in digital format, the Nook is a great way to read them wherever you are. Plus you wouldn’t have to lug around as many heavy textbooks by using it.

Poor Richard’s Bookstore at 350 North Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs has served the area, including Air Force Academy students, since 1975. This bookstore has an incredible selection of used books categorized in 165 different sections. They also have lots of Colorado books and maps of the area, which could be of great use to Air Force students. In addition, you will find lots of rare and collectible books here at reasonable prices. They also have a free newsletter they send out that contains information on upcoming events and sales at the store. A restaurant is part of the store as well, so it’s literally a one-stop-shop for your book and food needs in Colorado Springs.