Illini Union Bookstore

★★★☆☆
  • 809 S Wright St

    Champaign, IL 61820

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  • 217-333-2050

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Daily 7am-11pm

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IUB as its called is still a great place for your typical school needs - textbooks, supplies, etc. The location can't be beat since it's a block off the quad.

However, relative to the other bookstores, I have found IUB to be less user-friendly. I have also found the customer service to be better at other places. IUB does not always carry unique Illini items for gifts for your friends and family, but sometimes they will have something that the other stores do not have.

The layout makes it difficult for one stop shopping because the textbooks are in the basement, while supplies are on the 2nd floor. Lugging books up 3 flights of stairs, or supplies down 3 is difficult.

Overall I still recommend IUB because any store that carries Illini gear is great.

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★★★☆☆

IUB as its called is still a great place for your typical school needs - textbooks, supplies, etc. The location can't be beat since it's a block off the quad.

However, relative to the other bookstores, I have found IUB to be less user-friendly. I have also found the customer service to be better at other places. IUB does not always carry unique Illini items for gifts for your friends and family, but sometimes they will have something that the other stores do not have.

The layout makes it difficult for one stop shopping because the textbooks are in the basement, while supplies are on the 2nd floor. Lugging books up 3 flights of stairs, or supplies down 3 is difficult.

Overall I still recommend IUB because any store that carries Illini gear is great.

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They have the most UI products collections if comparing to two other major bookstore on campus. The price for UI products are very high but they often have something online. This is the bookstore owned by UI. They have a whole floor for textbook, whole floor for books and UI products, and then whole floor for office supplies. If you can too lazy to compare prices across stores, this bookstore will be your choice.

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★★★★☆

They have the most UI products collections if comparing to two other major bookstore on campus. The price for UI products are very high but they often have something online. This is the bookstore owned by UI. They have a whole floor for textbook, whole floor for books and UI products, and then whole floor for office supplies. If you can too lazy to compare prices across stores, this bookstore will be your choice.

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The Illini Union bookstore is like every other book store out there, very low buyback price and sells for very expensive. I bought a book from there last semester, brand new, for $80, new version so we had to buy new. But by the end of the semester, they only offered $18 to buy it back. They sell the same book used for $65, think of all the money they make if I sold the book back to them. Well, thats how bookstores stay in business, but i rather sell it only for a higher price.

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★★★☆☆

The Illini Union bookstore is like every other book store out there, very low buyback price and sells for very expensive. I bought a book from there last semester, brand new, for $80, new version so we had to buy new. But by the end of the semester, they only offered $18 to buy it back. They sell the same book used for $65, think of all the money they make if I sold the book back to them. Well, thats how bookstores stay in business, but i rather sell it only for a higher price.

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This bookstore is very overpriced! I recommend TIS, because the clothing and books at the Union Bookstore are alway much more expensive than TIS. The staff can also be unhelpful.

PROS: location
CONS: Price

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★★☆☆☆

This bookstore is very overpriced! I recommend TIS, because the clothing and books at the Union Bookstore are alway much more expensive than TIS. The staff can also be unhelpful.

PROS: location
CONS: Price

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