The Cornell University campus (Photo by Joe Hall)

Cornell University is a private Ivy League school based in Ithaca, New York. It was founded in 1865 and currently has about 20,000 students enrolled in courses each academic year. Cornell has a reputation for being of the top engineering schools in the United States. The athletic teams at the university are called the Big Red. When it comes to academics at Cornell, textbooks are a major part of these programs. That is why students need some choices on where to buy their books. The following stores are the best places to shop for textbooks:

The Cornell Store at 135 Ho Plaza is the official campus textbook store and school supply outlet serving Cornell students and faculty. This bookstore carries all of the required and recommended textbooks for students enrolled in every academic discipline. Even if certain books are sold out, the store can order them quickly to ensure students get them in a timely manner. You can either buy or rent your textbooks here. The store proudly stocks over 25,000 used textbooks, which means you will enjoy some great savings by purchasing used copies of your books. The rental program is great as well. Not only does the store offer textbooks for rent, but also you can rent a limited number of technology items like laptops if you don’t have or if something happens to yours and you need computer access ASAP. School supplies, Big Red gear, and graduation items are just some of the other merchandise you will find here. Most items are available for purchase online

A great off-campus option for books is Krattees College Town. Conveniently located near the Cornell campus at 207 Dryden Road, Krattees has a great selection of textbooks, clothing, and school supplies, all of which are priced very reasonably for students. The staff at this store work hard to keep prices as low as possible on both new and used textbooks. Rental options are also available. In addition, the store’s website has an instant quote feature that you can use to get an immediate price for your used books. The store offers very competitive rates on buybacks for both textbooks and paperbacks. So if your closet is packed with used books from the last few years, bring them in and get cash for them on the spot. Lots of clothing items, school supplies, and souvenirs are available, including a line of Nike apparel. Shop here and save some money while at it.

Finally, Barnes & Noble at 614 South Meadow Street is always a reliable option for books and school supplies. B&N is stocked with a variety of academic textbooks and study guides. You will also find the Nook e-reader here, which is an excellent option for students who want the portability of reading their digital textbooks on the go. Pick up a leisure book as well to read in your spare time.