The CSU Ram (Photo by Melvin Schlubman)

Colorado State University (CSU) is a public research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. Originally founded in 1870, CSU enrolls about 28,000 students each academic year. The school’s athletic teams are called the Rams. Colorado State students know the importance of shopping around for textbooks in order to get the best prices on them. The following stores are good places to shop on campus and around the Fort Collins area:

The CSU Bookstore is the main textbook provider at Colorado State University. Conveniently housed inside the Lory Student Center in the heart of campus, the bookstore sells all of the textbooks and course materials required for students in all academic disciplines at CSU. They also have plenty of recommended materials, such as study aids and workbooks to along with the regular textbooks. Books can be purchased in-store or online. They are available brand new or in a gently used condition. There are also a number of digital textbooks available, which can be read on a computer or on certain e-readers. The store also offers a price comparison tool on its website, which isn’t very common for campus bookstores because they usually want students to only shop at their stores. Rams apparel, school supplies, and art supplies which could even be used for fantasy weddings are among the other merchandise for sale.

Rams Book Store at 130 West Laurel Street has been a hot destination for Colorado State University students, faculty, and alumni since the 1970s. This off-campus independent bookstore has a great reputation for offering some of the best prices on new and used college textbooks. A member of the staff will assist you with your every textbook need and ensure that you receive the lowest prices on all of your items. It may take some extra work to find these reasonably priced books, but the store guarantees to work for you in order to do so. Textbook rentals are available as well. In addition, you can find lots of officially licensed CSU Rams gear here. This store has been owned by the same family since the beginning and handles all orders the right way.

Big Dog Textbooks is another good off-campus option for textbooks. It’s at 829 South Shields Street, #100. This store has great prices on textbooks and has tons of ways to help students save more money during the book-buying process. You can reserve your books early here and guarantee to get all rental textbooks, which cost significantly less than even buying the same book in a gently used condition. But you can purchase new and used books, too. You can even sell your books to the store by stopping in or have them shipped for free as the store will cover the cost of shipping plus send you give for your books.

Finally, Booklover’s Used Bookstore at 132 West Troutman Parkway (#A) is a locally owned and operated bookstore specializing in used books and exchanging books. This store has very low prices on all of its titles in stock. Because it is located fairly close to the CSU campus, it is likely you will find at least a few of the books you need for your classes – and a cheap prices. You can also pick up a book to read in your spare time to get your mind off school for a little while. Call them at 970-207-9453 to see if they have the textbooks you need in stock.