Bookstore Changes Lead to New Merchandise, Savings on Textbooks

Starting in July, the University Bookstore located in the Student Union Building will be under the direction of Barnes & Noble.
Earlier this year, Barnes & Noble College was selected as the University’s bookstore contractor for a five-year period. Truman joins a network of more than 1,400 schools with bookstores run by Barnes & Noble. The proposal from Barnes & Noble provided the best financial options for students while generating revenue and commissions for the Student Union Building.
The University Bookstore will be closed from June 27-July 7 in preparation for the transition.
Students enrolled in summer classes are being contacted via their Truman email for their textbook options, including using the online ordering option form Barnes & Noble.
For the fall term, operations regarding textbooks will remain unchanged. By fall 2025, Barnes & Noble plans to have everything in place for Truman to participate in its First Day Complete textbook program, which typically saves students 35-50% on the cost of their books. Details on the First Day Complete program at Truman will be shared as they become available during the year. An overview of the program can be found online.
Currently, the University Bookstore is offering sales on much of its existing inventory through June 26. Summer hours for the bookstore are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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