University of Colorado at Boulder campus (Photo by Zach Dischner)

The University of Colorado, sometimes called CU, is a major public research university system with its primary campus based in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, the school currently enrolls about 30,000 students per academic year. Colorado’s sports teams are called the Buffaloes. When it comes to textbooks, CU students can choose from a few different bookstores in order to shop around and track down the best prices on their books. The following stores are the best places to look for textbooks:

The CU Book Store is the official campus textbook provider for the University of Colorado. It is housed inside the University Memorial Center (UMC) right on campus, and its street address is 1669 Euclid Avenue. The staff here will work directly with you to make sure you get the best possible prices on all the materials required for your classes. Books are available for purchase as new or used. You can rent many textbooks, and there are quite a few free e-books available as well. Other merchandise includes tons of Buffaloes game-day apparel, technology items at discounted prices for students, and gift items. You are guaranteed to find what you need when shopping at the CU Book Store.

Abacus Used Books is a unique book outlet based just outside of the Denver metro area. This is not really a store but more of a company that buys and sells used and rare books. They definitely buy and sell a wide range of college textbooks and other academic materials that are in a gently used condition. They will come to you wherever you live or work. Call them at 303-817-7349 to find out more about how the process works and if they have the books you need or can use the books you want to sell.

Shipping on the Hill at 1321 College Avenue may not sound or look like a textbook outlet. The store is known for its shipping and packaging services, but they deal directly with students all year long by offering textbooks and various rental options. The store is a partner with When you rent books through this site, you can have them shipped to you and then return them to Shipping on the Hill to save on shipping and handling costs. They also buy back new and used textbooks all year, which is something not all bookstores do.

Henry Buys Textbooks is a new independent start-up company run by a young entrepreneur named Henry who is based in downtown Boulder. Henry will buy back nearly every textbook you want to sell him and pay you cash on the spot. He will travel to you and make the transaction wherever it is convenient for you. Call him at 207-653-4617 or check out his Facebook page.