An engineering conference at Old Dominion University (Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk Division)

Old Dominion University, also known as ODU, is a large public institution of higher education in Norfolk, Virginia. The school was founded in 1930 and now enrolls over 24,000 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs each academic year. ODU is also known for offering a wide selection of distance learning classes to online students. The athletic teams at the school are called the Monarchs, and the school mascot is called Big Blue. Old Dominion students can choose from a few different places when shopping for textbooks. These stores are the best places to look for textbooks:

The Old Dominion University Bookstore is the primary outlet for textbooks for ODU students and faculty. This bookstore is located at 4417 Monarch Way in the heart of campus. You are guaranteed to get the correct editions of your textbooks and other course materials when you shop here. Open seven days a week, this bookstore carries a huge selection of textbooks in various forms. You can buy your textbooks new or used. You can rent your textbooks. You can even get digital copies of them for low prices. Plus the store has a special section of health science books. Other merchandise available here includes discounted computer hardware and software, Monarchs gear for ODU sports fans of all ages, and tons of school supplies to make sure you are prepared for the start of the semester. The store offers a free e-mail newsletter that has special offers and coupons, so be sure to sign up for it.

A great off-campus choice for textbooks is at Dominion Bookstore. Situated close to campus at 1074 West 47th Street, Dominion Bookstore has a huge inventory of inexpensive textbooks, Not only can you buy cheaper new and used books here, but also you can rent a great selection of books. This bookstore also offers a free option to join a mailing list to receive special discounts on items. Along with textbooks, you will find Monarchs apparel and school supplies here. There is even a cool clearance section with lots of opportunities for savings.

Textbook Brokers at 345 Granby Street is another good location to find quality textbooks at low prices. Textbook Brokers has locations across the country, and the staff here is fully aware of how students need to save money. This store serves both ODU students and those at other local colleges. You can purchase new or used textbooks, plus you can sell back your books for cash on the spot no matter where you go to school. By “liking” the store’s Facebook page, you can receive additional discounts on purchases.

Barnes & Noble has a store in downtown Norfolk at 300 Monticello Avenue, #265. At Barnes & Noble, you will get quality service and quality books. This store carries lots of academic books, especially texts used in English and literature courses at Old Dominion University. Most books here are sold brand new. In addition to books, you can buy the Nook e-reader, which is handy e-book reader for college students who have digital versions of their books.