Roberts is your typical "small" bookstore competing with the larger campus bookstore at San Jose State. It has more of a small bookstore feel, but you can generally find better deals on book here than on the campus bookstore. They might not have as much stock, but if you go early, you can get a good deal on used or new books. And when you're done with your books, you can sell them back to Roberts and recoup some of the money you spent. You're not going to get as much as you'd like for your used books, but it's better than nothing (unless you need the books for later).