The baseball park at Fresno State (Photo by David Prasad)

Fresno State University (FSU), formally known as California State University, Fresno, is a major university in Fresno, California. The school was established in 1911, and its current enrollment is over 24,000 students, the overwhelming majority of whom are undergraduate students. The sports teams at the school are called the Bulldogs. Fresno State students know how important it is to shop around for textbooks. Here are the best places in the Fresno area to look:

The official on-campus bookstore at Fresno State is called Kennel Bookstore. It is situated in the heart of campus at 5284 North Jackson Avenue. When you shop here, you know you are getting the right books and study materials because the FSU faculty members work directly with the bookstore. This store sells books in a variety of categories. You can buy your books brand new. You can buy them gently used. You can also rent textbooks for big savings. Additionally, this store has great discounts on computers and software. Laptops, which typically are very expensive, run less than $1,000 here, plus you get a free printer with the purchase of a laptop. The store is stocked with tons of school supplies, graduation items, class ring options, and Bulldogs team merchandise. Most items are for sale online as well.

Sequoia Textbooks is an excellent off-campus choice for textbooks. Fresno State students who live near campus are only a short drive from the store, which is at 2369 East Shaw Avenue. This store is your source for low prices on all textbooks. Even the new textbooks here are very reasonably priced. The selection of used textbooks is tremendous, and when you buy your books used, you know you’ll be keeping your wallet a little thicker. Call the store at 559-241-0455 to find out if the books you need are on the shelves here.

Another good independent textbook outlet is called University Bookstore. This store is at 980 East McKinley Avenue and is only a short drive from the Fresno State campus. You will find a great selection of new, used, and rental textbooks here. The prices are great and students have enjoyed shopping here and saving money for years. To make sure University Textbooks has what you need, call 559-233-4002. You can reserve books and pick them up at a later time.

Finally, TK College Textbook, Inc., is a good option for college textbooks as well. This store is at 1590 North Van Ness Avenue. The staff members at this store know how important it is for students to get good deals on books because almost every student is on a tight budget. That is why the prices here are extremely reasonable. This bookstore may not be quite as well-known as some of the others, so come here to avoid the mad rush that happens at the beginning of each semester. To find out more about what the store offers, you can call 559-237-8400.