South Bend, home of Holy Cross College (Photo by bsabarnowi)

Holy Cross College is a Roman Catholic college located in Notre Dame, Indiana, right next to South Bend, Indiana.  It’s a small school that was founded in 1966 and only enrolls about 500 students each academic year. Holy Cross has several athletic teams known as the Saints, and maroon and silver are the official school colors. Since the college has such a small enrollment, the on-campus bookstore is the primary place for textbooks. But there are a few other off-campus options for books. Here are the options you have:

The official outlet for textbooks is the Holy Cross Bookstore. The bookstore is fully stocked with all of the required and recommended course materials and supplies for students of all academic disciplines. Housed on the first floor of the Hogan Campus Center, the Holy Cross Bookstore sells new and used textbooks along with a wide variety of athletic team apparel, school supplies, computer items, and so much more. The store allows students to buy books online for their convenience. It is generally open Monday through Friday during the regular fall and spring semesters.

Book Trader, Inc. at 1614 West Mishawaka Avenue is a fantastic off-campus textbook outlet serving all college students in the Notre Dame/South Bend region of Indiana. The name of the store says it all. You can buy, sell, or trade in your textbooks at this bookstore. You can get cash instantly for all of your used textbooks as well. But if you’re in need of some books for the upcoming semester, be sure to stop in to the store or order them online. The used books here are very reasonably priced, and it only makes sense to at least check out the selection and compare it to other stores. You may also reserve your textbooks here as well to ensure you get them when you need them.

Better World Books is a another local company that buys and sells textbooks. Better World Books has a location in nearby Mishawaka just a few miles from the Holy Cross campus at 55740 Currant Road. The great thing about this bookstore is that it donates a percentage of its overall profits to literacy programs around the world, making books and other reading items available to underprivileged students. The store’s website has an inventory of over 60,000 textbooks, but you can also find thousands of books at the store’s brick-and-mortar location. You can save up to 90% on used books. Plus the store has a great buyback program that allows students to recoup some of the money they spent on their old textbooks.