The Syracuse University campus (Photo by dwstucke)

Syracuse University is a large private research university in Syracuse, New York. The school was established in 1870 and currently serves over 20,000 students. The athletic teams at Syracuse are called the Orange, and the school mascot is Otto the Orange. Because Syracuse is a private school, academics and textbooks are very important. That is why there are a few options in the Syracuse area on where to buy your textbooks. Here are some of the best places to look:

The official textbook outlet at Syracuse is called The University Bookstore. This store is housed on campus at 303 University Place. Because this store is owned and operated by the university, students who shop here can be assured that they are getting the correct books that match each of their courses. New, used, and rental textbooks are available. The store also has a buyback period at the end of each semester in which you can sell your books back to the store. Along with textbooks, the store sells general books, Orange apparel, graduation items like caps and gowns, and more.

Discount Textbooks is one of the better off-campus outlets for textbooks. It is located at 314 Woodruff Avenue and is only a short distance from the center of the Syracuse campus. The word “discount” is important when describing this bookstore because of all the discounts you get when shopping here. You can buy discounted new and used textbooks, and even the new books are very reasonably priced. The used books are very cheap but are in good condition. To find out if Discount Textbooks has what you need, call 315-410-2665. You can reserve books over the phone and then pick them up at your convenience.

Another good used bookstore is Books End at 2443 James Street in downtown Syracuse. Although Books End does not specifically specialize in selling textbooks, you will find a huge variety of books here, including lots of academic books and titles typically used in freshmen-level courses. The store’s prices are very low because almost every book here was previously used. However, the condition of the books is good. If you buy books online, you will enjoy low shipping costs by choosing the “media mail” option for delivery.

You can always rely on Barnes & Noble to have a great selection of books. There is a Barnes & Noble location in nearby East Dewitt at 3454 Erie Boulevard. Along with general books to read for leisure, you will find plenty of academic books and texts used in English and literature courses at Syracuse. B&N is also known for its Nook e-reader. This device is popular among students because it makes it very convenient to read your digital textbooks wherever you are.