Samford baseball (Photo by David Smith)

Samford  University is a small private institution of higher education in Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. Samford University was established in 1841 and used to be called Howard College. Today the school enrolls about 4,400 students. There are 13 varsity sports teams at Samford, all of which are known as the Bulldogs. They compete in the Southern Conference. In terms of academics, Samford students know how important it is to have the right textbooks and materials for their classes. Here are the best places to shop for textbooks:

If you are looking for the official campus bookstore, look no further than the Samford University Bookstore. It is housed inside the Ralph Beeson University Center at 800 Lakeshore Drive and is conveniently situated in the center area of the campus. The store is open Monday through Saturday and opens at 7:45 a.m. most days to give the early risers a chance to get their items before classes begin for the day. Get your textbooks here new, used, or as rentals. Save up to 75% by renting them. Non-textbook items for sale include everything from hats to mugs to pants to car accessories. You can shop online for all of these items as well. If you’re planning to graduate soon, this bookstore is a one-stop shop for all of your graduation supply needs, too.

A popular off-campus textbook store in Birmingham is Snoozy’s College Bookstore. Located at 1321 10th Avenue South in Birmingham. The staff members here know college students are always pressed for money and time. They offer new and used college textbooks along with a popular money-saving textbook rental program. One great option this store has allows students receiving financial aid to pay for their books at a later time once their financial aid money is has been processed and can be used. This can be a huge help to students who need books right away but can’t afford to pay for them until later. The store also offers graduation supplies and computer hardware and software for discounted prices as long as you show your student ID. The bookstore serves Samford, UAB, and other local schools around Birmingham.

Another store to check out in Birmingham is Textsmart College Bookstore. Conveniently located at 1705 10th Avenue South, this store offers a huge selection of new and used textbooks. The fact that Textsmart carries a large collection of used textbooks means you should be walking out the door with the books you need and plenty of cash left in your pocket. The staff members will assist you in finding the best prices on each book on your list. Find out if your books are on the shelves here by calling 203-322-7273.