Brooks Stadium on the Coastal Carolina campus (Photo by William F. Yurasko)

Coastal Carolina University, also known as CCU or simply Coastal, is an institution of higher education in Conway, South Carolina, just west of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina was originally established in 1954 and now has a student body of just over 8,300. The athletic teams at Coastal Carolina are called the Chanticleers, and the school mascot is Chauncey the Chanticleer. CCU students have a few choices on where to buy their textbooks for their classes. The following bookstores are the best places to look for college textbooks in and around Conway:

The CCU Bookstore is the official on-campus bookstore serving Coastal Carolina University students and faculty. This store provides all the materials that are either required or recommended for CCU students. That is why when you shop here, you can be certain that the items you buy are the correct ones for each of your classes. Open Monday through Saturday, you will find new and used textbooks for sale here along with a comprehensive selection of rental textbooks. It is always a good idea to rent books if you can in order to enjoy the most savings. You can also purchase digital textbooks and save that way as well. The store carries a wide range of Chanticleers team apparel, including Nike items, shirts, hats, and even socks to show off your school spirit. School supplies like backpacks, pencils, pens, and binders are available, in addition to several computer software and hardware items at discounted prices. Many of the apparel items are included in a discount section of the store also.

A great off-campus option for textbooks in downtown Conway is Ace University Bookstore. This store is situated at 615 Highway 544. At Ace, you can get a lot more used and rental textbooks since it is an independent bookstore. You also have the option of selling your used books to the store for a decent amount of money. Avoid the mad rush of the campus bookstore by shopping here at the beginning of the semester. To find out if the books you need are in stock, call the store at 843-347-5005.

Barnes & Noble, which has a great reputation for quality books and service, has a store located close to the CCU campus in Conway at 2050 East Highway 501. B&N sells a wide range of books on all subjects, and this inventory does include numerous textbooks and academic materials. One of the benefits of shopping here is that you can get the Nook e-reader for your digital textbooks. The company also has a comprehensive selection of millions of titles online. Even if your textbooks aren’t on the shelves here, you can probably order them on the B&N website for a reasonable price. Most books are only available new.