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White Paper: How College Bookstores Can Thrive With The New Hybrid Bookstore Model 

The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model White Paper was released today and is now available for download. 

This exclusive report provides key learning on how institutions are successfully implementing a low-cost online bookstore offering, while building a best-in-class on-campus shop.

For many institutions, the college bookstore is an integral part of the campus experience, but maintaining a vibrant retail shop has become increasingly challenging as competition from online, third-party providers has intensified and students are leaving the school-sanctioned bookstore in search of better pricing on their textbooks and course materials.

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From Brick and Mortar to a New Hybrid Bookstore Model

This article was originally published on the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services (NACAS) website on June 4, 2015

From brick and mortar to digital

Author: Derrick Singleton, Vice President of Operations & Sustainability at Berea College

Because it is an endowment-driven institution, Berea College’s commitment to serve its student population through the no-tuition promise drives a sense of urgency to be excellent financial stewards and caring service providers— our decision to embrace technology and move to a new hybrid model for our college bookstore enhances our ability to be both.

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The Changing Role of the College Bookstore

The college bookstore services landscape has been radically transformed over
the last few years as students, faculty and administrators are2012-2013_Primary_Role_of_the_Bookstore increasingly concerned about the escalating costs of textbooks. Colleges are now searching for new solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students.

In the begining of 2013, Akademos published the first comprehensive survey of college CFOs regarding the future of bookstore services. One question participants were asked to address was their opinion on the primary role of the bookstoreOverwhelmingly, College CFO's (80% of them) chose providing textbooks as the bookstore's central objective.

Webinar: Key Considerations for Transitioning to an Online Bookstore

Update: If you missed this webinar, email us at webinar@akademos.com to view a recorded version of the presentation.

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Webinar: Supercharge Student Engagement Through Mobile Platforms

Update: If you missed this webinar, email us at webinar@akademos.com to view a recorded version of the presentation.

Coming Soon to NACUBO: How to Implement a Bookstore 'Marketplace' Model

The Akademos team is on the road again. This time, we're headed to present a breakout session and exhibit at  NACUBO 2014 in Seattle. Be sure to stop by booth #1100 or set up a custom demo.

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