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The University of Dayton (UD) is a large private university with a Roman Catholic affiliation located in Dayton, Ohio. The university first opened in 1850. It now has about 10,000 students enrolled in classes each semester. Dayton’s athletic teams are called the Flyers, and the official school mascot is Rudy the Flyer. Dayton students can choose from the following options when it comes time for them to purchase their textbooks for the upcoming semester:

The UD Bookstore, housed in the heart of campus inside Marianist Hall, is the official campus bookstore at the University of Dayton. For all of the GPS users out there, the street address is 300 College Park. This store is fully stocked with everything students need for their classes. This includes textbook available brand new, used, for rent, and digitally. If you happen to drop a class prior to the add/drop deadline, you can return your books to the store for a full refund. Plus you can sell back your old textbooks to the store and recoup some of the money you originally spent on them. The great thing about this store is that you can walk in with your booklist and a friendly staff member will find your books for you. Most books can be ordered online as well. This store doesn’t just sell books. Other items for sale here are graduation supplies if you’re getting ready to walk across the stage to collect your diploma, school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, and pens, collectible items, Flyers gear and clothing, and discounted computer hardware and software. To enjoy even more savings, make sure you register for the bookstore’s free e-mail newsletter on its website. The store is open Monday through Saturday. is an online web store that deals in selling and buying new and used textbooks. In addition to its primary web presence, the company has a location at 18 West Fifth Street in downtown Dayton where it is based at the Tri-College Bookstore. In addition to selling books, the company also offers textbook rentals for savings of up to 90% off. Whether you attend the University of Dayton or any other college in the U.S., you can use this store and its website to order books and have them shipped to you. The company has been around since 1997.

Books & Co. is another off-campus bookstore to check out for academic books and books to read for fun. Books & Co. is a locally owned and operated bookstore that sells a wide array of books on various topics. It’s located at 4453 Walnut Street. Even if you can’t find your textbooks on the shelves, be sure to check with a store rep to see if they can specially order your books so that you can get them in time for your classes. Also, if you’re an undergrad taking general education classes, you should be able to track down some of the more general non-fiction titles for your courses. This bookstore is open seven days a week.