The EKU campus (Photo by vastateparksstaff)

Eastern Kentucky University is a large public university based in Richmond, Kentucky. Also known as EKU, the university was founded in 1906 and today has an annual student enrollment of close to 17,000. Most students who attend EKU are undergraduate students. The school has 15 varsity athletic teams called the Colonels. These teams play in the Ohio Valley Conference. When students need to buy their textbooks for each of their classes, they have a few choices on where to get them. Here are the best places to look for books:

The Barnes & Noble at EKU Bookstore is the primary textbook supplier for Eastern Kentucky University students and faculty. Housed in the heart of campus right inside the Keen Johnson Building, this store is conveniently open Monday through Saturday with extended hours at peak times throughout the year. When you shop here, you can rest assured that you will be purchasing the correct materials for each and every class you take since the faculty members work directly with the bookstore. Books are available in a variety of categories. These include new books, used books up to 25% off, rentals for up to 50% off, and digital e-textbooks for savings of up to 60% off. The bookstore sells lots of other items besides books like discounted technology items from brands that include HP and Memorex. Additionally, you can pick up plenty of Colonels athletic gear, graduation supplies, school supplies like backpacks and notebooks, and general books to read in your free time. The store has a fair return policy and decent buyback rates.

University Book & Supply is an excellent off-campus option for college textbooks in Richmond. Conveniently situated at 1090 Lancaster Road close to campus, UBS sells textbooks at great low prices. This bookstore has served the EKU academic community since 1980 and specializes in used textbooks. It’s hard to find another store in town that carries more used books than UBS. Plus you can sell your books back to the store every day of the year instead of only at certain times. The store offers a cool rental program and allows students to reserve their books to ensure they get the ones they need before they’re gone. With free front-door parking, the store is open Monday through Saturday and sells tons of other items that college students can use.

Campus Bookstore, also known as CBS, is another good place to check for books. This company operates a number of textbook stores around the country at various colleges and universities. The Richmond store is located at 620 Eastern Bypass, Suite C. At CBS, you can purchase lots of new, used, and digital textbooks for your classes at EKU. Several books are available for rent, too. This company has constantly evolved to keep up with the ever-changing textbook industry. Through friendly customer service and a great selection, this bookstore is the perfect place for college students to shop. Most items sold in-store are sold online.