A Sacred Heart football game (Photo by Tommy and Georgie)

Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher education. It is located in the suburban part of Fairfield, Connecticut. Originally founded in 1963, the school currently enrolls about 6,000 total students each academic year and has a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Because of this, students enjoy small classes and one-on-one attention from faculty members. Sacred Heart has 31 athletic teams, 17 of which are women’s teams. All of the athletic squads are called the Pioneers, and Big Red the Pioneer is the official school mascot. When it comes to academics, Sacred Heart students know the importance of being prepared by having their textbooks together before classes begin. These bookstores are the best places to shop for course books in the Fairfield area:

The official campus bookstore at Sacred Heart is called the SHU Bookstore. Located in the heart of campus at 5151 Park Avenue, this bookstore carries all of the required and recommended materials for students at the university. Open seven days a week through much of the year, you will find lots of options on books here. This include new books, used books, rental books, and digital books. The store has a special section of health science books as well. In addition to books, you can purchase a wide array of school supplies, Pioneers gear and clothing, discounted computer hardware and software items, along with souvenir items and graduation supplies. In simple terms, this store has what you need. You can order much of the store’ merchandise online and will receive free shipping on certain orders. There is a free e-mail newsletter you should sign up for to receive special offers and discounts on textbooks sent right to your inbox.

Barnes & Noble has a store in nearby Westport at 1076 Post Road East. This store sells a variety of academic books and materials to college students in the area. You will find lots of literature and English books on the shelves here, too. Along with books, you can get the popular Nook e-reader at B&N. It’s a convenient device for students who have digital versions of their textbooks. B&N has a huge online selection of textbooks that you can save money on.

If you can’t find your books at these stores or simply want to shop around to get the best prices, be sure to use Textbooks.org. The site has a great price comparison feature. Just type in the title or ISBN of the textbook you need, and a list of books will appear from different online booksellers.