The Ball State campus (Photo by Holly Higgins)

Ball State University is a large public educational institution located in Muncie, Indiana. Founded in 1918, Ball State has an annual enrollment of over 22,000 students. The school’s athletic teams are known as the Cardinals, and late-night talk show host David Letterman is a graduate of the school. Academically speaking, Ball State students have several textbooks stores to shop at when the time comes to get the materials for their courses. Here are some of the best places to check out for books:

The Ball State University Bookstore is the official campus bookstore at Ball State. It’s housed inside the Art & Journalism Building at 1101 North McKinley Avenue. Because this is the official bookstore, the staff works directly with the school’s professors to make sure students get the right materials they are required to have for the start of each semester. They sell new books and gently used books, in addition to a variety of textbook rental options Digital textbooks are also for sale and available for download via the store’s website. Plus you will find tons of Cardinals gear to show your school spirit. Finally, they offer a nice selection of computer hardware and software. Many of these items are greatly reduced in price.

T.I.S. College Bookstore is another excellent local textbook provider to visit. The store is at 1717 West University Avenue in downtown Muncie. They offer a tremendous selection of discounted college textbooks in both new and used conditions. You can also reserve your books here at no extra cost, meaning you can be the first to get your hands on the cheapest books possible before the mad rush. Software, school supplies, and Cardinals sportswear are just a few of the other items you will find here. This is a great off-campus option for buying your books.

Right near T.I.S. is another fantastic place to find books. This store is called CBX Bookstore. It’s at 1716 West University Avenue. This store has plenty of options for book buyers. Their large inventory of new and used books contains many titles at low prices. You can also choose to rent your textbooks and save a ton of money compared to what you’d spend if you purchased them brand new. CBX has plenty of college gear and sportswear for Ball State fans of all ages. Most of their merchandise is also available for purchase online.

Books-A-Million is always a good place to shop for books. They have a location in the downtown area of Muncie at 3501 North Granville Avenue. Books-A-Million is constantly updating their inventory of books, and you have a very good chance of finding some of the books you need for your classes here. Although many of the books they sell are new, their prices are very reasonable and their selection is impeccable. They also sell other merchandise and gift items that could come in handy for a college student living on campus. Plus you can order even more books and items online, making your shopping experience as convenient as possible.