The SDSU campus (Photo by Allan Ferguson)

San Diego State University, sometimes abbreviated as SDSU, is a major public university in San Diego, California. Originally established in 1897, San Diego State currently has an annual enrollment of over 33,000 students and is one of the larger schools in the state of California. The athletic teams at San Diego State are called the Aztecs. When it comes to academics, students have a few different stores to choose from as far as where to buy books. Here are some of the best stores to check out:

The official San Diego State University textbook outlet is the SDSU Bookstore. It is situated at 5500 Campanile Drive in the heart of campus. The staff at this bookstore has direct contact with SDSU faculty, meaning students get the correct versions of the books and materials they need when shopping here. Along with all the new and used books students could ask for, the store also sells lots of digital textbooks and even offers a number of free digital books on its website. Plus you can rent textbooks here and save more money. The store is stocked with plenty of Aztecs apparel, discounted computer hardware and software, along with graduation items and so many other school supplies to make sure students are prepared and have what they need at the beginning of each semester.

A fantastic off-campus textbook store is KB Books. It is located at 5187 College Avenue. KB Books sells some of cheapest textbooks you will find anywhere and has done so for the SDSU community since 1986. A member of the store’s friendly staff will work with you when you shop here. Just bring in your list and you will find out the best pricing options for each of the materials you need. These may include new, used, and rental books. In addition, you can visit the store’s website where you can use their price comparison tool to easily see the various prices for your books. Most materials can be purchased online. The store is open early at 8:30 a.m. local time every weekday, giving you a chance to stop in before classes start to pick up whatever you may need for class.

Ross Books at 8866 Navajo Road is an excellent option for textbooks. They offer some of the best prices on used textbooks that you will find anywhere, including online. Ross Books also sells new textbooks at reasonable prices and has a nice selection of general titles for readers of all ages or for students looking to find a new leisure book to get their minds off school for a bit. This bookstore may not be quite as publicized as other bookstores, but it is a hidden gem that you should take advantage of as soon as possible.

The Better Bookstore has the name and reputation for literally being a “better” bookstore than others. It is located at 5433 Linda Vista Road, Suite C. At The Better Bookstore, you will find a huge selection of textbooks that are available in a number of ways. You can buy textbooks new or used. You can rent textbooks and save a ton off the list price. You can sell back your old books to get cash for new ones or exchange them. It is all up to you. Because there are so many options, a member of the store’s staff will work directly with you to give you the best advice on how to get your books and save the most money at the same time.