College Store Stories

Hope-Geneva Bookstore Looks Forward to a New Look

For the next year-plus, the Hope-Geneva Bookstore will be working alongside the construction of their new storefront. What will they be doing until their grand re-opening next summer? Read on to find out:

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VandalStore Teams Up with Campus Library, Student Gov’t to Wrangle OER

Open educational resources (OER) are a hot-button issue for college campuses right now. They present the opportunity to significantly lessen the financial burden of higher education and improve student learning outcomes, but also present a reality where students who prefer digital course materials will not have to pay for anything from their campus bookstores. Not for VandalStore.

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De Anza, Foothill College Directors Reminisce About Decades in Books

In their combined 40+ years of experience, De Anza College Bookstore Director Kelly Swanson and Foothill College Bookstore Director Romy Paule have seen a lot of change in the industry.

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NCAA Tournament-Bound Schools Get in on March Madness

Each year, few events get bookstore customers as excited to buy some merchandise as the NCAA Tournament. Check out what a few stores put together to make their school and team stand out during this year’s March Madness:

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Swap & Shop at Riverland Bookstores

One of the best parts of creating marketing plans each month is getting to see stores put them into action! See how the Riverland Bookstores used February’s plan to encourage their customers to “Swap & Shop” — and donate to a great cause:

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Ashland University Bookstore Looks Forward to Celebrating Another Mother – Daughter Tea

The Ashland University Bookstore’s Mother-Daughter tea continues to grow in popularity. Read more to see why and how the event has evolved over the years:

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The 10 Stages of Receiving Adoptions, Told Through GIFs

It’s great when your faculty turn in their adoptions on time (or early!) but it can definitely make things a little bit hectic for you and your staff. To lighten things up, we’ve selected 10 GIFs to illustrate what this busy time can be like:

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UVU Cuts Costs, Improves Efficiency with Electronic Shelf Tags [Download]

Imagine how efficient pricing updates would be if you didn’t have to print out paper tags and hang them around your store, shelf by shelf. Utah Valley University doesn’t have to.

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The Book Mark Has Big Hit with Candy Bouquets

With hundreds of extra candy bars on hand and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the staff at The Book Mark bookstore in St. Peter, Minnesota decided to get creative. See how their spur-of-the-moment promotion ended up being a big success:

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UAA Sees Exponential Social Following with Careful Plan

UAA Campus Bookstore had a Facebook and Twitter for years, but never had a specific plan for its social media presence. As a result, engagement was low. Over the last two years, however, that’s changed considerably.

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