Barnes & Noble College selected to manage Bethel University’s bookstore operations

MCKENZIE, TN – Bethel University officials announced this week that it has selected Barnes & Noble College to manage its bookstore operations.

Effective Monday, April 22, the multichannel operations provided by Barnes & Noble College will streamline course materials access, integrate bookstore operations with the campus learning management system (LMS), and give faculty access to an online textbook adoption platform.

Barnes & Noble College will drive significant cost savings for Bethel University students, offering an expansive selection of affordable learning materials including new, used, rental and digital course materials. The bookstore will also offer open educational resources (OER) content and courseware through OpenStax, LoudCloud Courseware™ and other major OER providers. First Day™, the company’s inclusive access solution, provides additional opportunities for savings by offering course materials at reduced prices through a course materials charge for participating programs. Students have the option to receive their materials on or before the first day of class, delivered seamlessly through their LMS.

“Bethel University has always prided itself on providing students with everything they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Bethel University President Dr. Walter Butler. “We are confident that Barnes & Noble College will continue to support this mission, while lowering costs and increasing access to high-quality learning materials.”

In addition to a wide selection of course materials, Barnes & Noble College will also introduce an enhanced selection of general merchandise items, including clothing, gifts, supplies, technology and more. Students, faculty and alumni will be able to shop the full assortment both in-store and online through the bookstore’s e-commerce site.

“We are very proud to partner with Bethel University,” said Barry Brover, Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College. “Our campus store will act as a complete support system, delivering innovative services and solutions that enhance the retail experience and empower academic success for students and faculty. We look forward to driving affordability, accessibility and achievement for the Bethel campus community.”

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