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Edmonds College Bookstore Transitions Operations to Follett

The Edmonds College Bookstore will be closed from Saturday, April 29, to Monday, May 15, as we transition to a new vendor, Follett Corporation.

Edmonds College has begun a new partnership with Follett Corporation to operate the Edmonds College Bookstore. Follett, which is the largest campus retailer in North America with more than 1,100 campus locations, will begin operating the bookstore on May 15, 2023.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to read the FAQs below to learn more about the transition and how it will impact their book orders, gift cards, and more.

With more than 140 years of experience in higher education, Follett brings the necessary industry expertise to the Edmonds College Bookstore campus retail operations. The company boasts an extensive range of cost-saving course material options; integrated technology that seamlessly connects students and faculty to the materials needed for academic success; a broad assortment of on-trend, branded merchandise; and a top-ranked online channel that delivers even more inventory and a world-class shopping experience.

Edmonds College students will benefit from one of Follett’s fundamental missions – and that’s delivering course materials that are more affordable and accessible than ever before. Options include new and used course materials; digital materials like eBooks, digital courseware, and Open Educational Resources; and the company’s flagship text rental program, which can help students save up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new.

The campus community will no doubt welcome Follett’s fresh take on Edmonds College branded apparel, gifts, and supplies. With on-trend styles and fan accessories, students, campus members, alumni, and fans will have access to the gear they need to commemorate achievements and celebrate school pride. Follett is dedicated to cultivating a retail environment that drives the Edmonds College brand and campus culture, both in-store and online.

Follett’s collegiate online expertise is being extended to the Edmonds College campus store’s online channel, where shoppers can experience Follett’s renowned e-commerce platform. The company’s platform, supported by today’s leading technology, was ranked #57 on Digital Commerce 360’s 2023 Top 1000 list. Online shoppers can find an expanded assortment of merchandise – beyond what’s offered in-store – and enjoy 24/7 access to the products and course materials they need.

Follett’s partnership brings the right merchandise, necessary technology, and innovative solutions to serve the Edmonds College community – anytime, anywhere, no matter how learning and celebrating is taking place. For details on the full breadth of the new campus store products and services, visit the Edmonds College bookstore website on May 15, 2023.