USC University Bookstore
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- USC University BookstoreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewSep 01, 2013
Talk about a double edged sword. This place is the ultimate USC gift location. They have it all with a USC logo and a few things you wouldn’t have ever imagined to boot. However the prices are a bit daunting and you are in the ripoff LA tax zone.
Pro Tip: Go to South Coast Plaza in OC for cheaper prices due to lower tax rates on USC swag.
The bookstore is a multi-level building that has text books, used and new; swag of every kind; original artwork, prints, lithographs; regular books, and who knows what all else for sale on one of its multiple floors.
This is a must stop for students who cant find the latest textbook off campus for cheaper or alumni who want to try stuff on before buying it.
The bookstore is located almost dead center in campus; however Bovard Auditorium is center and this is right next to it so yeah, it’s a bit of a walk from any of the parking structures or off campus free bee/metered parking areas. Be forewarned that the main entrance is up a flight of stairs; however a wheel chair access ramp is located on the western side if needed. Elevators and escalators are all over on the inside.
I absolutely love the products and the fact that they can have more than 20 registers open when needed. I don’t like that they often have to regulate how many people are moving in and out of the building on football game day or the beginning of the school year.
Overall this place would be even more awesome if the prices weren’t so substantial and the tax rate was not so inflated thanks to our lovely LA politicians…