The BookStores - The University of Arizona’s official bookstore - is no ordinary bookstore. Offering university spirit wear, gift options, school supplies, technology, accessories, and books galore, this extensive Tucson bookstore network brings you Arizona-themed gear for the whole family.
With 4 locations, the Bookstores capture the spirit of Tucson and of Arizona’s most beloved university!
The flagship location sits in the heart of the University of Arizona's Student Union building at 1209 E. University Blvd.
The hours vary per location.
The Bookstores carry textbooks, general books, school supplies, Wildcat apparel, snacks, technology, accessories, and other university paraphernalia.
The location at the Arizona Health Sciences Center caters specifically to health science students at the University of Arizona so it offers medical supplies and health science textbooks in addition to general school supplies and snacks for hungry college students. This location has College of Law products as well.
The A-Store at McKale and Stadium are your destinations for official University of Arizona sports merchandise, including apparel worn by coaches and players, and is decked out with four high-definition TVs to make sure students never miss a second of any game!
Prices are comparable to what you would pay at any university bookstore or gift shop.
As a university owned and operated store, all purchases made at the BookStores' locations go back to the university and campus community to support student success through scholarships, student clubs funding, and employment opportunities.
If you have children or teens, there is spirit wear for them too!
The BookStores are tailored to fit the needs of university students, but kids also love supporting their city’s beloved university in anticipation of the day when they could become a Wildcat too.
Of note: The flagship location offers monthly Character Storytimes for young children. Meet & greet with favorite book characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Pete The Cat, and The Lorax.
There are no discounts for teachers, but the BookStores does offer discounts for University of Arizona faculty, staff, and alumni.
All locations offer free WiFi through the University of Arizona network. The flagship location offers a large technology center where students can go to research, do homework, or just relax.
The flagship location is home to a Starbucks and within walking distance of great dining options.
The multi-story Student Union location has an event center on its lower level, which is available to be rented out. It is commonly used for conferences and seminars, but can also be used for other gatherings.
Parking varies between locations. Street parking spots can be found on/near The University of Arizona campus, but if you prefer no-fuss parking, the UA garages are probably your best best - especially during the collegiate school year.
The University issues paid parking permits to University of Arizona students, employees, and business affiliates.
Please also refer to Best Places for University of Arizona Parking.
Cash/Credit card to pay for parking and all your University of Arizona merchandise!
Yes. They are located in the Student Union's Food Court across from the BookStores.
Perhaps at the Student Union location, however, the Student Union’s event center is in relatively high demand so be sure to book it in advance.
One other awesome thing about the BookStores is the enormous way that they give back to the University of Arizona. Every purchase recirculates money into the University of Arizona community and nearly 80% of all UA Bookstore employees are University of Arizona students.
That’s about it! Enjoy the University of Arizona spirit and Bear Down!