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Barnes & Noble to Manage Concordia University Chicago Bookstore

June 06, 2012

Concordia University Chicago has officially signed with Barnes & Noble College to operate its campus bookstore. Barnes & Noble will begin management on June 12 and will offer students more than the typical bookstore experience.

Textbooks, Apparel and More

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, Concordia University students will now have access to:

  • In-store and online textbook rentals – Students will have the option of getting rentals 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.

Small Class size – Personal Experience

Founded in 1854, Concordia University Chicago is a private, four-year, Lutheran liberal arts university, located in the Illinois suburb of River Forest, ten miles west of Chicago. With an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, Concordia prides itself on having small class sizes, giving every student a personalized experience and ideal opportunity.

The university is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, providing the tools necessary to achieve undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as doctoral degrees.

Concordia University Chicago is one of 18 higher educational institutions that Barnes & Nobles College operates in the state of Illinois including The University of Chicago, DePaul University, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

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