Texas Southern University is a large public university located in the city of Houston, Texas. Also known as TSU for short, the university first opened its doors to students in 1927. Today it enrolls over 10,000 college students. Texas Southern is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In terms of athletics, the teams at the school are known as the Maroon and Gray Tigers. These squads are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Texas Southern students have the following options on where to get their textbooks and course materials:

Houston, Texas is the home of Texas Southern University (Photo by David King)

The Texas Southern University Bookstore is the official bookstore at TSU. It is located inside the Sterling Student Life Center in the heart of campus at 3100 Cleburne Avenue. When you shop here, you are guaranteed to be getting the correct editions of the books you need to succeed. The store offers new books, used books for savings of up to 25% off, rentals for savings of up to 50% off, and e-textbooks for savings of up to 60% off. Clearly, you can’t go wrong by renting or going digital in terms of money-saving.  Other merchandise available here includes lots of discounted computer hardware and software, Tigers gear and clothing, graduation items, as well as lots of school supplies and dorm merchandise. The store is open Monday through Saturday. Be sure to inquire about other special offers from local retailers that you can get at the bookstore.

Textbook Brokers is another place in the Houston area to check out when shopping for your textbooks. Textbook Brokers is in downtown Houston at 4835 Calhoun Boulevard, Suite B. It’s only a short drive from the Texas Southern campus. Textbook Brokers carries new and used textbooks and offers some of the lowest prices on books as well as great rates on textbook buybacks. If you want to get rid of some of your old books to make room for the new ones you need, bring in your old books and get cash for them on the spot. The store’s website also offers free shipping on all textbook orders.

Finally, check out Half Price Books in Houston at 2537 University Boulevard. HPB is a conveniently located outlet for Texas Southern and University of Houston students to shop for books of all types. Many students believe this bookstore has some of the best prices on its used textbooks. Once in a while, you’ll find used textbooks here that are cheaper than some of those available online. The name of the store is really true since lots of the books in stock are literally half the price of the actual retail prices of new books. Plus you can order most of the store’s items online at your convenience.