Our Story

The Student Book Store opened for business in 1960 with approximately two thousand square feet of retail space. We had two full-time employees and one part time. At that time Michigan State University had 17,000 students enrolled. The University has grown and expanded its offerings over the last fifty years, becoming one of our nation's premier educational institutions with enrollment in excess of forty thousand students. Student Book Store has also grown and expanded its selection over those fifty years. Our primary mission, as always, is to supply the University community with their educational and collegiate needs and requirements. We offer all graduate and undergraduate textbooks, school supplies and a variety of technical materials. Your A-Z classroom needs can be satisfied from academic calendars to Zagg screen protectors at SBS.


To satisfy the MSU school spirit we have "The Green and White Shop".   From a few sweatshirts and T-shirts in 1960 we have expanded to become the largest, most complete and best stocked purveyor of Spartan gear in the country. Just as Michigan State athletics ranks among the elite, year in and year out, so have we strived to be the best. That is one more reason we hold our products and customer service to the highest standards. If you're in town, take a moment to visit "The Green and White Shop". Obviously, you have already discovered SBSMSU.COM. Here you will find pictured an outstanding representation of our Spartan merchandise. Whether its the classic sweatshirt, the newest in polo shirts, a car flag or a leather easy chair, its available from our secure on-line site.