Barnes & Noble to Manage Alcorn State University Bookstore

July 25, 2012

Barnes & Noble College is proud to announce it has partnered with Alcorn State University to operate its campus bookstore. Barnes & Noble will bring its years of experience, resources, innovative technology and the widest selection of course material formats to the students and faculty of Alcorn State beginning this month.


The bookstore will sell textbooks, course materials, emblematic clothing, supplies, gifts, and sundries. In addition, a number of new and innovative services focused on delivering cost savings and convenience will be introduced to students. Under the terms of the contract, Alcorn State University students will now have access to:

  • In-store and online textbook rentals – Students will now have the option to rent 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, credit, or student financial aid.
  • Rapidly expanding selection of eTextbooks – In addition to offering savings up to 60 percent over new printed books, Barnes & Noble’s revolutionary and free Nook Study™ application serves up eTextbooks in an engaging format that enhances the overall learning experience.
  • Generous cash-for-books program – Students with books faculty plan to reuse next semester will be eligible for a 50 percent cash payout, up to needed inventories.
  • Registration Integration – A user-friendly Registration Integration system allows students to reserve and order textbooks immediately after they register for courses online, automatically populating carts with the right books for the right class and making the purchasing process more convenient than ever.


Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is a public, four-year, university located in the rural area of Alcorn State, Mississippi. With approximately 3,300 undergraduates, Alcorn State is best known for agricultural studies as well as its arts, business, human services, education, law, politics, medicine, and nursing programs.

Alcorn State University joins eight other higher educational institutions in the state of Mississippi that Barnes & Noble College manages, including The University of Mississippi, The University of Southern Mississippi and Delta State University.

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