The UCLA campus (Photo by prayitno)

The University of California, Los Angeles, more commonly known as UCLA, is a major public institution of higher education located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1919, UCLA currently has an annual enrollment of about 40,000 students. The school offers over 300 degree programs in a wide variety of academic studies. The athletic teams at UCLA are known as the Bruins. UCLA students have some options on where to buy their textbooks. The following stores are good places to look if you want to shop around in the area for your books:

The UCLA Store is the official on-campus bookstore at UCLA. The UCLA Store sells all the course materials students need for their courses, including textbooks, lecture notes, study aids, and more. Textbooks can be purchased as either new or used. Students can also rent textbooks or buy digital versions of them to read on their computer or on one of the many e-readers. The store occasionally offers special discounts when you shop online, such as free shipping on orders place during a certain period. Other items for sale here include plenty of Bruins apparel and accessories, technology items, and graduation supplies. Since this is the official bookstore, you are guaranteed to get the correct editions of the books you need and find all the school supplies necessary to be fully prepared for each semester.

Textbook Plus is an excellent off-campus option for your textbooks. The store is located at 927 Westwood Boulevard. It is very convenient to get to if you live on or near the UCLA campus. Textbook Plus offers tons of new and used textbooks. It is a great solution if you need to buy your books at the last minute, especially if you’re looking to buy used textbooks. The staff will help you find what you need and make sure you get a good deal. In addition, you can sell your used textbooks to the store and get more money for them than you would at other stores. Call the store at 310-824-1155 for more information.

University Textbooks at 3625 South Vermont Avenue is another good off-campus textbook outlet. Only a 15-minute drive from the UCLA campus, it is definitely worth checking out for UCLA textbooks. You will find a variety of textbooks here, including tons of used books at discounted prices. They also carry many new books that are a bit cheaper than buying them elsewhere. Call the store at 323-735-5700 to find out if they have the books you want on their shelves. Since this store is a little further from campus, it is great to shop here during peak times to avoid the rush on campus.

A&R Textbooks at 1703 Pico Boulevard is also worth visiting. Although it’s in Santa Monica, it’s no more than a short 15-minute drive from campus. A&R sells tons of textbooks for students at all surrounding colleges, including UCLA. The store offers new and used books in decent condition and at very reasonable prices. Call the store at 310-314-4361 to see if they have what you need in stock before going. The store can hold the books for you to make sure you get them.