Updated: May 20, 2013
Barnes & Noble Manages EvCC's Bookstores
Everett Community College has selected Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to operate the college bookstores starting May 20.
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.
For questions, please contact EvCC Director of Auxiliary Services Rebecca Mathis at email@example.com