CSU Partners with Barnes & Noble College to Manage Campus Bookstore Operations

Staff Report

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Columbus State University announced today that it has chosen Barnes & Noble College to manage the operations of its campus stores, effective July 1. Barnes & Noble College will provide a dynamic academic and social hub to elevate the student experience and help drive success for the Columbus State campus community.

“We are genuinely delighted to be welcoming Barnes & Noble to our campus and community.  They have a great reputation for running outstanding stores, and we are very happy to be part of bringing some new and innovative educational products to our campus community,” said Dr. Chris Markwood, CSU President.

The Columbus State University stores on Main Campus and at RiverPark will provide students and faculty with an extensive offering of academic solutions, ensuring they have access to the tools they need for success in the classroom and beyond. Both stores will offer a vast assortment of affordable learning materials, including new, used and digital course materials, as well as an industry-leading textbook rental program and a price matching program. 

CSU faculty will gain access to Barnes & Noble College’s Adoption & Insights Portal (AIP), which allows them to easily research and submit course material selections, further driving choice, affordability and student success 

The campus stores will also offer an enhanced product assortment, including CSU branded merchandise, to help students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans show their Cougar Pride. Clothing, gifts, school supplies, technology and more will be available to browse both in-store and online 

“Columbus State University offers best-in-class educational programs that prepare students for a lifetime of success, and Barnes & Noble College is very proud to become a part of this campus and the community,” said Lisa Malat, President of Barnes & Noble College. “We look forward to providing great value to CSU students, faculty, staff and alumni, delivering innovative academic solutions and a dynamic retail experience in our stores and online.”