It’s the textbook misconception: that the campus bookstore is only for students. Just look through its windows at 160 Calhoun Street, and it’s clear that the College of Charleston Bookstore has a lot more than just textbooks.
The bookstore serves the entire College community, including faculty and staff – so, whether you are looking for CofC clothing or a special gift, the bookstore is the place for you.
“The College of Charleston Bookstore has so much to offer faculty and staff – it’s a one-stop shop not just for all your Cougar gear, but for your office supplies, your computer and technology needs, your workout gear and your travel gear,” says Stephen Jones, manager of the bookstore, noting that this is the perfect time to stop in and do a little shopping. “With new best sellers, local interest books, home décor, games, jewelry, toys and wallets, we have gifts for everyone on your list – even your dog! And, of course, we have everything you could possibly dream of for all the Cougar fans in your life.”
That’s just one of the many reasons to drop in and browse the College of Charleston Bookstore. Here are just a few of them:
1. Student Scholarships
With a percentage of every purchase supporting student scholarships, the bookstore enterprise invests approximately $300,000 back into to the College community every year.
2. Employee Discounts
College of Charleston faculty and staff get 10 percent off of everything in the store – and 20 percent off on the first Friday of every month! Just show your Cougar Card at the cash register.
3. Departmental Discounts
Offices and departments get 20 percent off of supplies being used on campus.
4. Convenient One-Stop Gift Shopping
There is literally something for every Cougar fan at the College of Charleston Bookstore.
5. Exclusive CofC Products
There are some things that you can’t get anywhere else: The College of Charleston Bookstore has exclusive selling rights for some one-of-a-kind products that are produced and approved by the College of Charleston. The Cistern Yard Mini Building Block Set shown in the video below, for example, is sold only at the bookstore.
6. Price Matching
The bookstore will price match items from Amazon, BN.com, local competitors and in-stock titles on competitors’ websites/stores. This includes new, used and rental textbooks; the textbook must be the exact same edition, format and rental term (when necessary), and you may only get one copy of the book. Just call or visit the bookstore with the website or location offering a lower price, the textbook ISBN number and whether the offer is new, used or a rental. Additional discounts cannot be applied to your price-matched purchase. For more information, read the bookstore’s price-matching policy.
7. My College Bookstore App
Download the My College Bookstore App and get a one-time 20 percent discount off of any school spirit item, and access to regularly updated exclusive offers and discounts. The app also features in-app purchases, order and shipment updates and optional notifications about special events and sales.
Find more information and browse the store online at Barnes and Noble at the College of Charleston.