The National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD, home of USD (Photo by David Becker)

The University of South Dakota is a public research university in Vermillion, South Dakota. It was founded in 1862 and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Also known as USD, the school enrolls about 10,000 students each academic year. About 75% of the students are undergraduates, and the rest are enrolled in graduate programs. The school’s official colors are red and white. The athletic teams are known as the Coyotes. South Dakota students can choose from a few different bookstores when purchasing their textbooks. The following stores are the best places to shop for textbooks:

The official bookstore at USD is the University of South Dakota Bookstore. It is housed inside the Muenster University Center in the heart of campus, and the address is 414 East Clark Street. When you buy your course materials at this store, you can be sure that you are getting exactly what you need. The store carries all required and most recommended textbooks. This includes new books, used books at up to 25% off, rentals at up to 50% off, and digital textbooks that are available at up to 60% off the regular price. Plus you can sell back your textbooks to the store when you are a done with them for a reasonable rate. You can buy a wide selection of Coyotes apparel, discounted computer hardware and software, and other gifts for alumni and fans of the school of all ages. This bookstore works with other local retailers to offer great discounts and savings as well.

A great off-campus textbook outlet in Vermillion is called Dakota Textbook Company. Conveniently situated at 440 East Cherry Street in downtown Vermillion, this bookstore has great prices on all of its merchandise. You will have a great selection of used textbooks at some of the lowest prices in town. You can also rent many of the books here to save even more money. If you prefer to buy brand new books for a fresh start to the semester, the prices on new books are lower as well when you shop here. There are lots of items available for students to show off their school spirit and root on the Coyotes at athletic events. And you can buy a variety of school supplies. This company serves both North Dakota and South Dakota, so you can expect great service if you are a student anywhere in the Dakotas. Call the store at 605-624-2665 for more information.