The USC campus (Photo by Alan Levine)

The University of Southern California (USC) is a major private research university based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880, USC is the oldest private university in the state. Many of its athletic teams, which are called the Trojans, have performed well over the last few decades. USC has an annual enrollment of over 36,000 students, and more than half of its students are enrolled in graduate programs. There are a few good places to check out on campus and around Los Angeles for college textbooks. Here are some of those stores:

The University Bookstore at 840 Childs Way is the official campus textbook provider of the University of Southern California. Because this store has direct contact with USC faulty and staff, students can be assured that they are getting the correct editions of their textbooks when they shop here. The store is conveniently located in the center of campus. New, used, rental, and digital textbooks are all available here. You will find all the college textbooks necessary for your courses as well as tons of study aids and workbooks to supplement your traditional books. In addition, they sell discounted computer equipment and software. You can also choose items from a full line of Nike gear and apparel, in addition to lots of USC Trojans merchandise. The store is open seven days a week for your convenience.

University Textbooks is a very close off-campus bookstore serving USC, UCLA, and college students attending other local schools. It’s at 3625 South Vermont Avenue. You will find tons of new and used college textbooks here, including plenty of used books to help students save money. Many of the store’s new textbooks are also cheaper than buying them from other stores. Call the store at 323-735-5700 for more information.

A&R Textbooks at 1703 Pico Boulevard is another good store to look for books. Although it is considered part of the Santa Monica neighborhood, the store is less than a 10-minute drive from the center of the USC campus. A&R Textbooks offers tons of textbooks for students at all academic levels, including students enrolled in graduate programs. New and used books are available at low prices, and the store’s selection is fantastic. To find out more about the store’s inventory, call 310-314-4361.

Textbook Plus is a good place to look off campus for your textbooks. Textbook Plus is located at 927 Westwood Boulevard and is only a short drive from the USC campus. The store sells lots of new and used textbooks. It is a great store to check out for used books because the prices on used textbooks are a lot cheaper than buying them brand new. In addition, you can sell your used textbooks to the store and get more money for them than you would get from other stores in the area. Call Textbook Plus at 310-824-1155 to find out if they can help you track down your books and give you a good price on them.