The NDSU campus (Photo by Chris Butler)

North Dakota State University is a public institution of higher education in Fargo, North Dakota. Originally founded in 1890, the school has a current annual enrollment of just over 14,000 students. The athletic teams at NDSU are known as the Bison, and the official school mascot is called Thundar. North Dakota State University students have some options when buying their textbooks. These bookstores are the best places to look for books both on campus and in the Fargo area:

The NDSU Bookstore is the official on-campus bookstore at the university. It is centrally located at 1401 Administration Avenue. The NDSU Bookstore provides all of the necessary course materials and textbooks for students and faculty members at the university. This store sells books new and used and also rents a wide selection of textbooks. In addition, there is a decent buyback rate on used textbooks. Plus you can return certain books should you end up dropping a class before the add/drop deadline arrives. Other merchandise available here includes graduation supplies if you’re planning to need a cap and gown soon, discounted technology items, electronics, general books, school supplies, and art supplies for all of the art and graphic design majors out there.

Discount Textbooks, which is located at 1430 12th Avenue North, Suite C. is an excellent alternative to the campus bookstore. At Discount Textbooks, the name of the store rings true when it comes to the prices of the books here. You will always enjoy paying less for your textbooks when you shop here. With a large selection of used textbooks and great prices on buybacks, you can’t go wrong at Discount Textbooks. One cool thing about this store is that you can sell your books to the store every day of the year, not just during specified times like other stores have. Additionally, the store holds various contests throughout the year, especially on Facebook. You can win free prizes and free books. Call the store at 701-356-6690 to see if your books are available. Also check out the store’s Facebook page.

There is a Barnes & Noble location in downtown Fargo at 1201 42nd Street Southwest. B&N carries a variety of books, and this includes many academic books and materials for NDSU students of all majors. There is also an even much larger selection on the B&N website. In addition, the store carries the Nook e-reader, which is a perfect addition to any college student’s life because of how conveniently you can read your books on it no matter where you are.