Albuquerque, NM, Home of UNM (Photo by Raul Diaz)

The University of New Mexico is a major public research university with its main campus based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. UNM is the largest higher-level educational institution in the state with over 34,000 students enrolled in classes on all of its campuses. Founded in 1889, the school’s athletic teams are called the Lobos and compete in the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico students have a few options when purchasing their textbooks. Here are some of the best textbook outlets to check out:

The University of New Mexico Bookstore is the official textbook outlet for the university on campus. It is located at 2301 Central Avenue Northeast. Because the staff at this store has direct contact with UNM faculty, students can be sure that they are buying the correct materials for each of their courses when shopping here. All you have to do is get your class list, enter the information on the store’s website, and a list of required and recommended books will appear. You can also stop in and deal directly with someone in the store to easily locate your materials and get on with your studies. New, used, and rental textbooks are available. The store is also an official reseller of Dell, HP, and Apple products priced at vastly reduced rates for students. Other items on sale include graduation items, school supplies, architecture kits, and Lobos sportswear.

Samee’s Textbooks is a great off-campus outlet for textbooks. The store is conveniently located near the UNM campus at 1916 Central Avenue Southeast, Suite C. Samee’s has a tremendous collection of used textbooks at great prices. The store will also buy you’re your used textbooks for a much higher rate than most other stores. Call them at 505-503-8193 to find out more about what they offer and to see if they have the textbooks on your list in stock.

Menaul Book Exchange at 9409 Menaul Boulevard Northeast is another good option to check out for textbooks and general titles. Because this is a book exchange, you can bring in your old books and exchange them for new ones, including a nice selection of academic books. They also sell plenty of used books at very inexpensive prices. Whether you’re in the market for textbooks or are simply looking for a new book to read in your spare time, it is worth checking out Menaul Book Exchange. Call them at 505-299-7503 for more information.

Barnes & Noble is always a good place to shop for books of any kind. There are a few B&N locations in Albuquerque, including one in the Coronado Mall at 6600 Menaul Boulevard Northeast and another store at 3701 Ellison Road Northwest, #A. B&N carries a large selection fo books that does include plenty of academic books and other texts commonly used in English classes at UNM. The Nook e-reader can also be purchased from these stores or online. This device can load various digital textbooks.