Downtown Fort Worth, home of TCU (Photo by Ken Lund)

Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private university located in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1873, TCU enrolls just over 9,000 students each academic year. TCU is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. The overwhelming majority of its students are enrolled in undergraduate programs with only about a thousand graduate students. The school’s athletic teams are called the Horned Frogs and currently compete in the Mountain West Conference. Although TCU is a smaller university, students have a few options on where to purchase their textbooks. Here are the best places in Fort Worth to look:

The TCU Bookstore is the official campus textbook outlet. It is located at 2950 West Berry Street right on campus. This store offers the widest selection of textbooks for students in all majors at the school. Because the store is operated by the university, students can be sure they get the right course materials when buying them here. New, used, and rental textbooks are for sale along with a nice selection of digital textbooks. In addition, the store has a special technology section with discounted hardware and software items. There is also a Nike shop, and the store works with other local businesses to offer even more student discounts.

Mavs Textbooks at 1315 Cooper Street is a good alternative to the university-owned bookstore. This store serves students at all colleges and universities in the area, including TCU and the University of Texas at Arlington. There is also a location in Arlington, which is only about a 20-minute drive from the TCU campus. Mavs Textbooks has some of the cheapest books on their shelves that you will find at any store in town. If you want to be smart by buying your books gently used, this is the store for you because of how cheap their used textbooks cost. They also sell plenty of school supplies and other items for students. Call them at 817-801-8443 to see if they have what you need.

Finally, Textbooks Outlet International is another good bookstore worth visiting to look for textbooks. They have a huge selection of textbooks for students at all academic levels. Plus you have options on whether to buy your books new or used. Call them today at 817-244-7509 to find out which of your books they have in stock so you know what to expect when you get there and to compare prices at other bookstores.