Rutgers University Football Stadium (Photo by LancerE)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a major research university with numerous campuses throughout New Jersey. The primary and largest campus is based in North Brunswick and extends into Piscataway. Founded in 1766 as a small college, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest college in the United States. It enrolls over 56,000 students on all of its campuses. In terms of textbooks, Rutgers students have some choices on where to shop for books. The following stores are the best places to shop:

The official bookstore at the school is called the Rutgers University Bookstore. It is located at 1 Penn Plaza right on campus in downtown North Brunswick. The staff at this store has direct contact with the school’s faculty, so students know they are getting the right materials when they shop at this bookstore. This store offers multiple options on textbooks. Save up to 25% by buying used books, up to 50% by renting your books, and up to 60% by purchasing digital versions. You can also buy new books and sell back your books for cash. In fact, the store’s website has a handy price checking tool so you can find out instantly how much your books are worth. This bookstore has tons of school supplies, Rutgers Scarlet Knights team apparel, an exclusive selection of Nike items, and discounted computer hardware and software for students.

New Jersey Books is a great independent bookseller. This store has served Rutgers students for over 30 years and offers great deals on books and excellent service to students. New Jersey Books is at 37 Easton Avenue in North Brunswick. The store sells new and used books and also pays cash on the spot for used textbooks. In addition, the store offers convenient counter service. This means you bring in your class lsit and a staff member will track down the materials for you. Because these individuals deal with so many students, they ensure accuracy in this process. The store sells lots of other items like school supplies and Scarlet Knights clothing and souvenirs. Most items are available for purchase online.

Barnes & Noble has a location in downtown North Brunswick at 869 Route 1 South. It is easy to get to from the Rutgers campus there. B&N is known for selling quality merchandise and books. This store offers lots of books in all genres, including a number of academic books. Along with these textbooks, you will find a variety of novels and literary texts commonly used in English classes at Rutgers. The store also sells the handy  Nook e-reader, which students can use to read their e-books.