The Eastern Michigan University campus (Photo by F. Delventhal)

Eastern Michigan University is a large public university based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Originally established in 1849, the school has an annual enrollment of over 22,000 students. EMU’s athletic teams are known as the Eagles, and the school mascot is an eagle named Swoop. When it comes to textbooks, EMU students have a number of options on where to buy their books new, used, or as rentals. The following stores are the best places in town to look for books:

The EMU Bookstore at 900 Oakwood Street is the primary textbook provider for Eastern Michigan students and faculty. The store offers a large array of textbooks for students in all majors. Since the staff here is in direct contact with the school’s faculty, the store provides exactly what students need for each class. You will find new books, used books, and will have the ability to rent books and save over 50% off the regular list price. Plus they have tons of digital textbooks, providing students with another money-saving option. Other merchandise at the EMU Bookstore includes every type of Eagles gear imaginable. In addition, a nice selection of computer hardware and software are for sale at discounted rates for students.

Ned’s Bookstore at 707 West Cross Street is an excellent off-campus textbook seller to check out. They will likely have more used books in stock than most other bookstores, meaning students are sure to save money when shopping at this store. Ned’s will also buy back your used textbooks to get them off your hands and get some extra cash in your pocket. They sell various college gear, too, such as Eagles clothing, accessories, and souvenir items. Textbook rentals are available on many titles as well.

Mike’s Bookstore at 901 Washtenaw Road in downtown Ypsilanti is another great bookstore to shop for your textbooks. At Mike’s, their goal is to save students money. They have the ability to do this since they run an independent store. New and used books for every student are available here. Other items include college gear and school supplies. Call them at 734-487-8700 to find out more about their inventory and if they have your books in stock.

Finally, Campus Book and Supply at 1078 Huron River Drive serves Eastern Michigan students well with friendly staff willing to find the best deals on books and other school supplies for students on tight budgets. In addition to new and used textbooks, they sell plenty of school supplies. These include pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, and other items students need at the start of each semester. Plus you will find Eagles gear and apparel on sale, too. This store is open seven days a week.