Downtown Hattiesburg, MS (Photo by Patricia H.)

The University of Southern Mississippi is a major public university in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The school’s current student body consists of over 18,000 students. Two of the university’s more famous alumni are former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and singer Jimmy Buffett. When it comes to academics, they are a top priority at Southern Miss. Students have several options when getting the books for their classes. Here is some information on the best places to look for textbooks:
The Hattiesburg Campus Bookstore is the official textbook provider for the University of Southern Mississippi’s students and faculty. It’s at 121 West Memorial Drive on campus. This bookstore works directly with the professors at USM, so students are guaranteed to be getting the right versions of the books and study materials that they need. New and used books are for sale as well as lots of options for renting your books. There is a policy in place that ensures a full refund if you drop your class and have to return your books within a certain time, and the bookstore will buy back select titles also. The store has lots of Golden Eagles gear in stock, in addition to a Nike section with brand-name Nike apparel. Hardware, software, and school supplies at discounted prices are available as well.

Campus Book Mart is another great place to look for your textbooks in Hattiesburg. They have a location at 2906 Hardy Street not far from the USM campus. Items you can find here include new and used college textbooks, apparel for Golden Eagles fans of all ages, and other accessories and school supplies for students. You can also search for your books on their website and order them online to pick up in the store or to be shipped to your doorstep.

Texbook Brokers of Southern Mississippi has some of the lowest prices on books in Hattiesburg. Their store is at 2812 Hardy Street. If you find a lower price on a book at another store and tell this store about it, the staff will make sure you get an even lower price. Their goal is to ensure that college students save money on their books because they realize students are on a budget and shouldn’t have to spend their life savings on books. You can also sell your old books back to the store and use that money to buy new ones.

Main Street Books at 210 Main Street in downtown Hattiesburg is a great locally owned independent bookstore. They have all kinds of books for everyone at great prices. They also host special author events on occasion. The store will do its best to find the books you need if you are a student. Just stop in and see what’s on their shelves. If you can’t find what you need, a friendly staff member will help you out.