Downtown Charleston, SC (Photo by Humberto Moreno)

Charleston Southern University is a small university based in North Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1964, the school has a current enrollment of about 3,300 students. Charleston Southern offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The athletic teams at the university are known as the Buccaneers. The official school colors are blue and gold, and the school mascot is called Bucky. When it comes to textbooks, Charleston Southern students have some options on where to get their textbooks. Here are the best places to look:

The Charleston Southern University Bookstore is the official campus outlet for textbooks at the school. Located at 9200 University Boulevard, this bookstore carries all the books and materials that students need for their classes. You can buy books brand new. You can buy books used and save up to 25% off the regular price. You can rent them to save up to half off, and you can buy e-textbooks for savings of over 60% off. Having all these options is very important for college students on small budgets. The store also carries discounted technology items priced at educational rates for students. In addition, you can buy Buccaneers gear to show support for the hometown school, graduation items like caps and gowns, along with other general school supplies. The bookstore partners with local retailers to offer students even more savings options.

Textbook Brokers of Charleston is an excellent off-campus bookstore where you can save lots of money on textbooks. It is located in North Charleston close to campus at 6975 Rivers Avenue. At Textbook Brokers, you can buy, rent, or sell textbooks. Not only can you save by purchasing used and rental books here, but also you will get a lot of cash for your used books compared to selling them to other local bookstores. The staff here is fully aware of what college students can afford, and that’s why you should check this place out. You can reserve books in advance as well.

University Bookstore of Charleston at 360 King Street primarily serves College of Charleston students but also offers a wide array of textbooks used at Charleston Southern University. Located only about 15 minutes from campus, University Books of Charleston offers all kinds of discounted books and college gear. Textbook rentals are available, too. When you shop here, you are guaranteed to walk out of the store a happy camper because of how much you can save and how helpful the staff is. Be sure to bring your textbook list with you so you can get in, get out, and get what you need quickly.

Books-A-Million literally has over a million titles offered through its store and online. The store is at 2150 Northwoods Boulevard in nearby Charleston. The prices at Books-A-Million are very reasonable, and you can purchase lots of academic books and materials here. The company’s online store is even more comprehensive and allows you to compare prices on textbooks. In addition, you can pick up lots of leisure reading books and magazines here.