College Store Stories

OK State Shows Students the True Price of Buying Books

At colleges around the country, students worry they won’t like their quote at the end-of-term buyback. This term, however, students at Oklahoma State University know what they’ll be getting before they even buy their books.

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U of Toronto Press Reaches Nearly 100 Percent of Market Share

Chad Saunders, VP of Retail for UT Press, says “Rental is the most important thing a campus bookstore can do today to protect its market share.” Find out why in this story, straight from a fellow college retail expert.

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The Flagler College Bookstore Plays Dr. Frankenstein

Taking ideas from about 30 college bookstore websites, the Flagler College Bookstore rebuilt their own site to have a more modern look and competitive feel. Come see what changes they made, and how they made it all happen:

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Riverland CC Bookstores Offer 3 Chances to Win the Window

To get their students excited about heading back to school, Riverland CC Bookstores is giving away three windows-worth of college essentials. Find out what inspired the promotion:

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WCU Bookstore Creates Buzz with Booklet

You’d have a hard time finding a campus store that doesn’t take part in its school’s student orientation activities, but West Chester University Bookstore goes beyond a simple brochure insert or poster campaign. See what they do to become a central hub for students during one of the busiest times of year.

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Rush Survival [Infographic]

Are you counting down the days yet? Rush will be here before you know it, so make sure you’re prepared!

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The Best College Websites

Colleges and universities spend a ton of time designing their websites. Which ones have done the best job?

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University Book Store Welcomes Nick Offerman, Sans ‘Stache

In what was one of only 10 stops on his book tour, Nick Offerman stopped by the University Store for a reading — and to answer some very important questions. Find out how the bookstore staff prepared for the event:

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11 Summer Store Events That Are All Too Familiar

July means it’s officially summer (we don’t count the summer solstice, either) so we’re calling out the top events that take place in your store this season.

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Washington & Lee Focus on Faculty

Washington and Lee is hoping that a new approach to faculty education will pay off for the bookstore. Come see what they’re doing differently:

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