Barnes and Noble to Take Over Bookstores at Everett Community College.

May 9, 2013


Thanks to a Tweet from the The Clipper (Everett Community College’s student newspaper) we just discovered that the bookstores at Everett Community College will close temporarily as operations move from local control to a partnership with Barnes and Noble. Here’s EvCC’s media relations department news release…

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Barnes and Noble take over at EvCC on May 20th

Everett Community College has selected Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to operate the college bookstores starting May 20.

All EvCC Bookstore locations (Parks Student Union, Whitehorse Hall, Liberty Hall) will be closed from 3 p.m. May 14 until 8 a.m. May 20 for the transition.

EvCC studied the situation very carefully and is confident that Barnes & Noble will bring additional resources to our bookstores and will keep pace with both the college’s evolving needs as well as rapidly changing student expectations for their bookstores, said EvCC Vice President of College Services Pat Sisneros.

With the transition, students can expect:
•Prices for books and supplies will be the same as current costs or lower (most textbook prices are set by the publisher).
•EvCC Bookstores will continue to sell food, clothing, supplies and gifts.
•Locations will stay the same – Parks Student Union, Whitehorse Hall, Liberty Hall.
•Barnes & Noble will remodel the Parks Bookstore in late Fall, and will stay open during the renovation.
•Barnes & Noble will offer more in-store and online textbook rentals. Students will have the option of renting an expanded selection of textbooks either online or in the bookstore. Students opting for textbook rentals will save more than 50 percent over the cost of a new printed book and can pay for rental fees by using cash, check, credit or student financial aid.
•Barnes & Noble offers a rapidly expanding selection of eTextbooks. In addition to offering savings of up to 60 percent over new printed books, Barnes & Noble’s free NOOK Study application offers eTextbooks in an engaging format.

Current full-time EvCC Bookstore employees have all found other positions at the college. Bookstore Director Kerri Kirk will continue in that role. In addition, Barnes & Noble will hire all current student employees to continue working at the Bookstore.

EvCC is excited about this partnership with Barnes & Noble – a campus partner with locations at more than 700 colleges nationwide.

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