Cape Girardeau, home of Southeast Missouri State (Photo by Paul Sableman)

Southeast Missouri State University is a public university on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Originally established in 1873, the university now enrolls over 10,000 students, the overwhelming majority of whom are enrolled in undergraduate academic programs. Roughly 400 academic staff members are employed by the school. The university’s athletic teams are known as the Redhawks, and the school mascot is Rowdy the Redhawk. Southeast Missouri State students should check out the following places when buying their textbooks and course materials:

The Southeast Bookstore is the primary outlet for textbooks at the school. It is located at 388 North Henderson Avenue. This bookstore offers several option how students can get their textbooks. As a student, you can purchase your book either new or used depending on their availability. There is also the option to rent textbooks, and as an undergraduate student, you will enjoy even more savings when you rent your books here. The store considers the rental program to be an additional “scholarship” for students. Other items for sale here are Redhawks apparel and gear, discounted technology items, graduation supplies, and plenty of souvenir items and alumni gear. Most of the items sold at the store are also available for purchase online. Be sure to get your books early since the store will be packed at peak times before each semester.

There is a Barnes & Noble location in the heart of Cape Girardeau located at 3049 Williams Street, #219A. B&N has a reputation for offering high quality products and customer service, so it’s always a pleasure to shop here. In terms of academic textbooks and course materials, you can find a wide variety of such books here, especially for some of the general education classes at Southeast Missouri State University. These classes may include basic English, literature, history, and science courses. You can also buy the popular Nook e-reader here. This device is ideal for college students who are constantly on the go and want to be able to read their e-textbooks wherever they are. Plus the Barnes & Noble website offers a lot more textbooks including digital textbooks, so be sure to do some shopping online, or at least check out their prices to see how they stack up with others.

In addition to looking for your books in these two bookstores, be sure to use to compare prices on both books to buy and book for rent. More and more websites are offering cheaper textbooks, so take some time and discover how much you can save by making a list of prices and choosing the best one. can help you a great deal with this process.