The Hampton University campus (Photo by Kevin Coles)

Hampton University is a private university in Hampton, Virginia. Founded originally in 1868, it is an historically black and Native American university that currently enrolls about 5,000 students. Hampton has a number of athletic teams that compete in the MEAC. The teams are called the Pirates. The school’s official colors are blue and white. When it comes to textbooks, Hampton University students should check out the following bookstores in order to shop around for the best prices on them:

The Hampton University Collegiate Bookstore at 1006 Settlers Landing Road, Suite L, is the primary outlet for textbooks at the university. Situated in the heart of campus, this bookstore carries all of the required and recommended course materials for all Hampton students. When you shop here, you can expect great customer service and will be guaranteed that you receive the correct versions and editions of the textbooks you need to succeed in your classes. The store carries new, used, and rental textbooks. Many books can be purchased online, and the shipping costs are very reasonable – and even free in some cases. In addition to textbooks, you will also find a variety of technology items for sale at great low prices for students, such as various versions of Microsoft Office and USB drives. Pirates apparel and clothing items are available as well. The store is open Monday through Friday.

Books-A-Million at 7 Town Center Way has tons of books on a wide range of subjects, including lots of academic books and texts frequently used in English or literature classes at Hampton University. Books-A-Million has a fantastic reputation for high-quality products and great service. If you need a textbook or just want to find a new good book to read in your spare time, check out this store. You will find a much larger textbook selection on the Books-A-Million website. The prices here are very reasonable for college students.

Barnes & Noble has a terrific reputation for carrying lots of textbooks as well as the Nook e-reader. You will find both of those here. Although many of the books are brand new, it is still a bit easier to shop here during peak times of the semester when everyone is flooding the campus bookstore. The Nook allows you to read your digital textbooks wherever you are. So even if your books aren’t in stock, you should check out the Nook. There is a B&N in downtown Hampton at 5100 Kilgore Avenue.