The SigEp house at EIU (Photo by SigEp AV)

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is a public state university located in Charleston, Illinois. EIU first opened in 1895 and now has an annual enrollment of over 11,000 students, most of whom are undergraduates. The school has several varsity sports teams known as the Panthers, and the official school colors are blue and gray. Eastern Illinois students should look at the following places for their textbooks:

The Union Bookstore is the official campus bookstore at Eastern Illinois University. It is located on the first floor of the MLK Jr. Union building in the heart of campus. When you get your books here, you can rest assured that you are getting the correct editions of the course materials that your professors require. The options here include brand new books, used books at lower prices, textbook rentals for even lower prices than the used books, as well as a variety of digital textbooks. Open Monday through Saturday, the store also sells some handy technology items at discounted prices. This includes a line of Apple products. There are lots of graduation supplies available, too, like announcements, caps, gowns, diploma frames, and class rings. The Union Bookstore offers lots of discounts and specials throughout the year, so be sure to check the store’s website and stop by to find out more ways to save money. You can easily search for your books on the website and order most items that are sold in the store.

The Lincoln Book Shop at 619 Monroe Avenue in Charleston is a small and locally owned independent bookshop. Since the famous Lincoln Log Cabin is located so just south of Charleston, this store is named in honor of one of the nation’s greatest presidents. Although this store does not specialize in college textbooks, you can pick up several course books and academic materials here. The staff here will take care of your book needs and will help you find any textbooks you can’t find at the campus bookstore, including an option for some special orders. Novels and leisure books are available here, too, which you can pick up to read in your spare time. This is a nice place to come and relax if you’re looking for a quiet spot away form the hustle-and-bustle of a college campus. For more information, call the bookstore at 217-345-8434. Have your booklist handy so you can find out if your textbooks are in stock. If not, the staff might be able to order them for you – and possibly at a cheaper price!

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