New campus bookstore vendor coming Fall 2019

The College is pleased to announce it has engaged the nationally recognized Follett Corporation to be the new campus bookstore vendor beginning Fall 2019.

Shoreline will join many other colleges and universities, including Lake Washington Technical College and Renton Technical College, in utilizing Follett to better support campus bookstore and textbook needs and align the College with a better profit model. The new partnership has been reviewed with both our faculty and classified unions and will allow our Bookstore to utilize resources in the best manner possible while ensuring existing Bookstore staff will continue as employees of the College. 

Our contract with University Bookstore will end in early September, and the Bookstore will close between September 9-13 to transition vendors. College staff are working closely with Follett to coordinate a September 16 grand reopening. 

Faculty book orders for Fall quarter will continue to be filled by University Bookstore. During Opening Week, Follett will offer information sessions for faculty about how to place book orders for Winter quarter 2020.

Additional details and benefits about this partnership (including a forthcoming e-commerce platform) will be shared with the campus in the coming weeks.

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