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2015 in Review: Our Top 10 Store Stories

Posted by Dean Asher on 12/8/15 11:00 PM
Topics: college store stories

As we wind down the year, we wanted to celebrate the content that keeps our subscribers coming back for more. Here are the top 10 store stories we published from 2015, in case you missed them or just want to check them out again!


[Video] The University of Central Missouri Unveils Their New Bookstore

The University of Central Missouri opened up their new bookstore in August. Inside, you’ll get to hear from the store Director himself, Charlie Rutt, who gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his new building

UNC Doubles Their Buyback


After a perception-changing buyback last fall, UNC Student Stores exceeded expectations once again this spring. Come check out how they managed to pull it off!

Second U. Store Will Open in $42 Million Complex

The University Store at UCM is providing even more convenience for customers with a second location in a brand new facility. See what students can expect when the new store opens in August.

UVU Bookstore Surprises Student with Free Textbooks

Many of you out there are either just through or about to start one of the busiest times of year for college bookstores. Stress levels are high, and everyone is wishing the vacation had lasted just a little bit longer. To help keep your students’ spirits up during Rush, why not try a fun giveaway?

Pick-a-pumpkin with the LSC Bookstore

It’s only just starting to feel like fall for many of us, but it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween! To get a jump-start on the spookiest holiday of the year, the LSC Bookstore is offering their customers a chance to save big with a fun sale that lasts all month long.

Hillsdale College Store Lands Half of Enrollment with Reservations

What would you do to get about half of your school’s total enrollment to reserve its textbooks through your store? For Hillsdale College Bookstore, it’s as easy as a few emails and a coupon.

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.

MSU Billings Improves Opening Buyback Sales by 50%

When stores host them, opening buyback events often see comparatively lower sales. Jackets & Co. set out to change that with a heavy promotional push, and they saw results.

Towson University Store Offers Students Peace of Mind with Price Matching

Price-match guarantees aren’t just for big box retailers anymore. Towson University has showcased its dedication to offering students better prices while encouraging shoppers to buy directly from them with their pilot pricing guarantee program.

Wheaton College Bookstores Jump in the Ring for Buyback


Buyback events don’t have to be costly or excessive to be successful. In fact, students often respond best to promotions that are unique, fun and possibly even a little silly. See how Wheaton College Bookstores tapped into some nostalgia from a classic board game —and won a great turnout!

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