Tyler Garden on the William & Mary campus (Photo by Mark Mrwizard)

The College of William and Mary, also known as William & Mary or simply W&M, is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. It is named after King William III and Queen Mary II. Originally established as a private school in 1693, William & Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. behind Harvard College. The school currently enrolls over 8,000 students. Its athletic teams are known as the Tribe. William & Mary students have some options on where to buy their textbooks. The following bookstores are the best places to shop for them:

The College of William & Mary Bookstore is the official campus bookstore at the university. It is located at 345 Duke of Gloucester Street in the heart of the W&M campus. When you shop here, you can expect superb customer service, which means you can be assured that you are purchasing the correct materials for each of your courses. There are several options on textbooks here. First off, you can buy textbooks brand new. Secondly, you can buy used textbooks to save up to 25% off the regular price. Thirdly, you can rent your textbooks and save up to half off the regular list price. And finally, you can purchase digital textbooks for savings of over 60% off. Each semester, there are more and more books available for rent and in digital form, which is a great thing for students looking to save money. Open seven days a week with extended hours every single day compared to some other bookstores, this store also offers a ton of other merchandise. You will find lots of school supplies and discounted technology items. You will also find Tribe gear and apparel for students wanting to show their support for the hometown teams. In addition, this store has partnerships with local retailers in the Williamsburg area and offers special discounts through the bookstore. More info on this is available through the store’s website.

The Book Exchange of Williamsburg is a great little used bookstore in downtown Williamsburg. Although this store is relatively small, its shelves are packed with all kinds of books, including a number of textbooks and academic materials for William & Mary students. The books are priced very reasonably, and there is even a section of books all for 99 cents. Although you can buy books here, you can also exchange them. So if you have some used college textbooks lying around, bring them in and exchange them for other books or for future store credit. To find out if the Book Exchange carries what you need, call the store at 757-220-3778.

Since there are limited options on where to purchase textbooks in the Williamsburg area, be sure to use Textbooks.org as a resource for buying textbooks online. You can compare prices on books on almost every site out there through the price comparison tool on the site.