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Star Spangled Bookstores

Posted by Kate Seat on 7/2/14 11:00 PM
Topics: holidays, college store stories

How will you celebrate the 4th of July this year? Whether you spend the day enjoying some BBQ, setting off fireworks or overloading on watermelon and Popsicles, we hope you have a safe and fun holiday. Before you head off for the long weekend, though, check out how your fellow college stores are showing their patriotic pride with sales or events inspired by the red, white and blue:

The University Book Store Celebrates Independents Week!The University Book Store (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Happy Independents Week!

According to Rose Schneck, the bookstore's sign specialist, "The University Book Store is running a special raffle giving away two $25 gift cards for the 4th of July. Our raffle is a part of Independents Week, a clever play on the holiday to help highlight local businesses. Independents Week is a national campaign that we joined through Wisconsin sustainability organization Dane Buy Local.

Our own holiday raffle is run through our Facebook site as well as in-store with links on Twitter. The lucky winners will be chosen on Monday after a great holiday weekend!"

Colgate Bookstore's Red, White and You Sale!Colgate Bookstore: Red, White and You Sale!

From Colgate Bookstore's Facebook page: "We're kicking off July with some sizzling deals and an explosion of savings (the good, fireworks-kind of explosion, that is.) For five days only, we'll be offering unbeatable deals all over the store!"

Starting July 2 and running through July 7, the store is offering great deals on a wide range of products. Though the bookstore will be closed on Friday the 4th, that's still five days of savings! While many of the students are gone for the summer, the reaction from the community in general (including some potential new students) has been positive.

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