An NCCU basketball game vs. Virginia Union University (Photo by Kevin Coles)

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is an historically black public university based in Durham, North Carolina, which is also home to Duke University. NCCU was founded in 1910 and has an annual student population of about 8,600. The university employs about 400 academic staff members. The athletic teams at NCCU are known as the Eagles and compete in the MEAC. Students at the university know how important it is to shop around for textbooks. The following bookstores are the best places to look for books both on campus and in the Durham area:

The official textbook outlet at NCCU is called the NCCU Bookstore. It’s located on the Latham Parking Deck at 705 East Lawson Street in the heart of campus. This store is packed with all of the required and recommended academic materials that students need to be successful in their classes, regardless of their major. You can easily pull up your textbook list by entering your term and your course information on the bookstore’s website. You can also bring your schedule in to the store, and a friendly staff member will gladly assist you. There are numerous options on books available, including new textbooks, used textbooks, e-textbooks, and textbooks for rent. There is also a special section devoted entirely to health science textbooks if your major falls into that category. You can also purchase discounted technology items, Eagles gear and clothing, school supplies, and general books for your reading pleasure.

A great off-campus bookstore is the Regulator Bookshop. It is a full-service independent bookstore close to downtown Durham at 720 Ninth Street. Since 1976, this store has served both bookworms and college students alike. It has a large collection textbooks and other course materials for all students in the area, whether you attend NCCU, Duke, or a community college. The Regulator Bookshop also offers discounts on books of up to 30% during the holiday shopping season. The bookstore has thousands of used books in stock at great low prices. In addition, the store hosts a number of cool author events for students throughout the year. The Regulator Bookshop is open seven days a week.

If you can’t track down the books you need at either of these stores, or if you simply want to shop around a little more to compare prices and get the best possible deal on your textbooks, use Just type in the ISBN or the title of your book, and a list of available websites for each book will appear with the pricing information.