Sam Houston State University is a public university in Huntsville, Texas. Founded in 1871, the school is known as SHSU or simply Sam for short. It enrolls over 17,000 students in a wide range of academic programs. Sam Houston State has several athletic teams known as the Bearkats, and Sammy Bearkat is the school mascot. When it comes to textbooks, SHSU students can choose from the following options on where to get their books and course materials:

The SHSU campus at Firefest 2010 (Photo by Justen Barber)

The official bookstore on campus at Sam Houston State is simply referred to as the Sam Houston State University Bookstore. Located in the heart of campus at 1805 Avenue J, students can buy, rent, and sell back their textbooks to this store. Choices include brand new books, used books for savings of up to 25%, rentals for savings of up to 50%, and e-textbooks that can save you up to 60%. Open Monday through Saturday, the bookstore offers merchandise like computer hardware and software at discounted prices, graduation supplies if you’re planning to collect your diploma soon, Bearkats team gear, along with a number of general books and school supplies. The store partners with local retailers to offer even more savings. Most of the books can be ordered online.

Bearkat Books at 1108 16th Street is a locally owned and operated textbook outlet that has served Sam Houston State University students since 1965. Bearkat Books also has a second location that primarily sells art supplies for the school’s numerous art programs. When you shop at Bearkat Books, you will be supporting the tradition of a local bookstore that has been around for so long. It offers tons of reasonably priced textbooks, school supplies, and Bearkats gear and clothing. Used books and rentals are available, too. You are guaranteed to save money when you buy your course materials at Bearkat Books.

Finally, check out Monopoly Buster Discount Textbooks in the heart of Huntsville, Texas. The store’s address is 1405 University Avenue. The name of this bookstore implies exactly what its goal is – to “bust” the “monopolies” that have seemingly taken over many college bookstores by offer better prices that students will be happy to pay. At this store, you will find fantastic deals on textbooks for students of all majors. To find out if your books are in stock, call the store at 936-291-1498. It’s just a quick trip from the SHSU campus if you’d rather stop in and see the selection for yourself.