University at Buffalo campus (Photo by Joey)

The University at Buffalo is a large public university in Buffalo, New York. With over 28,000 students enrolled in courses, UB is the largest public university in the northeastern United States. The school is part of the State University of New York system and was originally founded in 1846. UB’s athletic teams are called the Bulls. UB students have several options when buying their textbooks. Here are the best places in the Buffalo area to shop for books and other college gear:

The University Bookstore is the main campus bookstore serving Buffalo students and staff. The store is located at 200 Lee Entrance near the center of campus. The University Bookstore sells new and used college textbooks for Buffalo students in all majors. They also offer textbook rentals for loads of books, making it easy for students to save money by renting instead of buying. You can save up to 50% by renting your books and up to 60% by purchasing digital textbooks. Not all books are in a digital format, but lots are, so it’s worth checking to see if your books are available digitally. This bookstore also offers Bulls apparel for all fans. Plus you will find other study guides and handbooks to help with your studies, in addition to computer hardware and software at discounted rates.

Another great store to check out is Bucks4Books. This nationally run company has a location in Buffalo at 1601 Elmwood Avenue. Bucks4Books buys and sells used college textbooks along with other items like video games and general books. The staff here is devoted to providing the best deals on textbooks that they sell and the best possible prices on textbook buybacks. Because UB is a large school, you are sure to find used copies of books that other students sold to the store at some of the lowest prices around. Plus they work with local charities, so you know some of your money is going to a good cause.

You should also check out Buffalo Textbook Business. This store is at 2181 Niagara Falls Boulevard. It is a new store and just opened in 2011. It is maintained and staffed by current and former Buffalo students, so they are pretty well informed about the school and the textbooks needs of its students. You will find great low prices on books here and can actually get a pretty penny for your used textbooks. Plus they have fast shipping for online orders and free shipping when using the USPS Media Mail option.

Finally, Barnes & Noble inside the McKinley Mall at 3701 McKinley Parkway is a great place to find books of all genres as well as the popular Nook e-reader. This device allows students to download and read their digital textbooks regardless of where they are. Plus you can order textbooks from the B&N online store. Their regular store stocks academic books as well as school supplies and other cool stuff for college students.