Springfield, MO, home of Missouri State (Photo by MoBikeFed)

Missouri State University is a public university based in Springfield, Missouri. Also known as Mo State for short, the school was established in 1905 and now has a student population of just over 20,000. The school’s campus is 225 acres, and the athletic teams at the school are called the Bears.. Missouri State students have a few choices on where they can purchase their college textbooks. The following stores are the best places to shop for books in the Springfield area:

The Missouri State University Bookstore, located at 901 South National Avenue. Is the official textbook outlet at Mo State. This store carries everything students need to succeed in their classes, which means you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you are getting the correct editions of your textbooks when you buy them here. To get your specific book list, just type in your class information on the store’s website. New and used textbooks are available with many of the used books at great low prices. There is also what’s called the Computer Connection that offers a variety of hardware and software options for students at discounted prices because of the educational discounts on them. In addition, you will find plenty of school supplies, Bears apparel and clothing, and graduation items for sale. During the regular semesters from fall through spring, the store is open Monday through Saturday.

Student Book Exchange at 633 South Kimbrough Avenue is a great off-campus option for Missouri State textbooks. Known as SBX for short, you can purchase lots of books here, many of which are used and therefore are sold at lower prices. You can also buy new books and sell your new and used books back to the store or online to other students. This online option greatly expands the market and your chances of recouping more money for your textbooks. Along with books, other items for sale here include Bears gear, school supplies, and computer items that are up to 75% off the regular list price.

Text Bucks is a cool off-campus bookstore at 607 East Madison Avenue. This store was originally founded by two Missouri State graduates in 1988. Their goal was to give students another option on where to buy their books. This bookstore offers tons of books at great prices and also has a rental program. Plus you can sell your books to the store or to other students through either the actual store’s location or online. You can reserve textbooks to ensure you get the specific ones you need as well. The store’s website has a neat price checking feature so you can figure out how much your books are worth.