Lamar University is a large public research university located on an urban campus in Beaumont, Texas. Originally established in 1923, Lamar University currently enrolls about 14,000 students and employs about 600 academic staff members. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to students in a wide variety of majors. The athletic teams at Lamar are known as the Cardinals. When it comes to textbooks, Lamar students can choose from the following options:

The official bookstore at the school is simply called the Lamar University Bookstore. This bookstore is fully stocked with the textbooks and course supplies that Lamar students must have to succeed in their classes.  Located adjacent to the Setzer Student Center in the heart of campus, you can purchase brand new books here, used books for savings of up to 25% off, rentals for savings of up to 50% off, and digital textbooks that can save you up to 60% off. The store is open Monday through Friday with extended hours at peak times during the year. In addition to buying your books at this bookstore, you can also sell your books to the store to recoup some of the cash you originally spent on them when you first bought them. There’s a reasonable return policy for books if you drop your class and want to get a full refund on your books. In addition to textbooks, you can also buy discounted technology items, apparel, school supplies, and so much more. The store has partnered with local retailers to offer students even more savings. Most of the items for sale in the store are also available online and will shipped directly to you. Reserving your books is an option here as well.


Beaumont, home of Lamar University (Photo by Roy Luck)

Kampus Korner Bookstore might not be spelled like you’d expect, but one thing you can expect here is a great selection of discounted college textbooks. Kampus Korner Textbooks is an off-campus, independent bookstore located at 4655 Rolfe Christopher Drive close to the Lamar University campus. Books for sale and for rent are available here, and there’s a big inventory of used textbooks, which means you can save on many of the books on your list. The store sells other items like Cardinals team gear, school supplies, gift items, and a variety of items in a special clearance section. Open Monday through Friday, the store offers a great inventory of items that will surely save you money. Online ordering is an option.

There is a Barnes & Noble store in the Parkland Mall in downtown Beaumont at 4155 Dowlen Road. At Barnes & Noble, you will always receive great customer service along with a great selection of books and other useful products. This B&N location offers a limited selection of textbooks and academic materials, but you can pick up the Nook e-reader, which is perfect for reading digital textbooks for students who are constantly on the go. There’s also a huge selection of textbooks on the B&N website worth checking out.