The campus of Brown University (Photo by thurdl01)

Brown University is a prestigious Ivy League school in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1764, more than a decade before the United States gained its independence from the British Empire. Brown University currently enrolls over 8,000 students every academic year and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The school also has 37 varsity athletic teams that are known as the Bears. Brown students have a few choices on where to purchase the textbooks for their classes. Here are the best places to look both on campus and throughout the Providence area.

The Brown Bookstore, which is located right on campus at 244 Thayer Street, is the primary outlet for textbooks and course supplies at Brown University. The inventory of textbooks at this store is incredible. There is a huge selection of new, used, and rental textbooks. The staff here will do its best to serve you in any way possible so that you will enjoy a great shopping experience. Along with textbooks, you can purchase a wide selection of technology items like computer hardware and software. You can also sell back your books for a decent rate and shop for other non-academic books to read in your spare time. Open seven days a week, Brown Bookstore sells graduation items, school supplies, Bears apparel, and so much more. Although the store is considered an independent entity from the actual university, you can still be assured that you will get the correct items when shopping here.

Off Campus Bookstore at 1017 Smith Street is a fantastic option if you are looking for an off-campus bookstore that is independently managed and family owned and operated. This store has served college students in Providence for over 25 years, and the staff members who work here have been employed at a variety of college bookstore over the years. This means they know how to save students money and understand the importance of offering the best deals on books. The store carries a large assortment of used textbooks at low prices. There is also a cool rental program that can save you up to 50% off what you’d normally pay for a new textbook. In addition, you can buy new books and find digital textbooks here, which are also much cheaper. This store serves Brown students and those who attend other local colleges in and around Providence.