Dover, DE, home of Delaware State University (Photo by diaper)

Delaware State University is a public institution of higher education located in Dover, Delaware. Founded in 1891, it is an historically black university and currently enrolls about 4,000 students. Most of the students at the school are enrolled in undergraduate studies. The athletic teams at Delaware State are known as the Hornets and compete in the MEAC. The students at Delaware State understand how important it is to shop around for college textbooks. The following bookstores are some of the best places to look for books on campus and in the Dover area:

The Delaware State University Bookstore is the official college bookstore at Delaware State. It is located in the heart of campus at 1200 North DuPont Highway. Since the faculty at the school works directly with this bookstore, students can be assured that they will receive the correct textbooks, especially the correct editions, when shopping here since many books come out with new editions every year or so. The bookstore is fully stocked with new, used, and rental textbooks. You may also purchase thousands of textbooks in digital format, and it really depends on your major as to whether or not your books are available electronically. The rental and digital options are great ways to save cash. The store has a special section devoted to health science books. General books and novels are for sale as well. Some discounted hardware, software, and peripherals, including some Apple products, are available for students at discounted prices. If you need some school supplies, you will find them here, too, such as folders, binders, notebooks, and backpacks. You can also get your dorm room in order with a variety of dorm supplies. The store offers a number of special offers throughout the year.

Cherokee Books at Meadow Ridge Parkway in downtown Dover is a great local, independent bookstore. Although the store doesn’t have a huge selection of textbooks, you will find a nice collection, especially books that would be used in English and literature courses. The prices here are very low and are perfect for college students on tight budgets. You can also pick up books to read in your free time. Most books are available for purchase online via PayPal. Call the store at 302-724-2396 to find out if your books are in stock before making a trip to the store.

If you can’t find your books at either of these stores, you should shop online and compare prices using There are so many more books available online these days, but you have to be smart about which sites you use and how to avoid some of the higher shipping costs on some websites.