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Faculty asks colleagues to support two Bookies
August 20, 2004

As the academic year opens at WSU, two new options for faculty, staff and students who need to buy books are making their debuts, too.The student-owned Bookie has spun off a satellite store — Bookie, Too! — in the Stadium Way Retail Center at the northwest edge of campus. It offers the same merchandise as the central-campus Bookie, but provides more parking and expanded shopping hours. Crimson and Gray, owned by the Nebraska Book Company, has opened in southeast Pullman in the Wheatland Mall on Bishop Boulevard. It was started by former Bookie managers who left last spring after the Students Book Corporation board contracted … » More …

Barnes & Noble Booksellers to operate the Bookie
June 2, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. — Following an extensive review process, the board of directors of Washington State University’s Students Book Corporation (“the Bookie”) has agreed to contract with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to manage all Bookie locations around the state, including Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver, beginning July 1. Barnes & Noble, the nation’s oldest and largest retail bookseller, currently operates more than 500 campus bookstores nationwide. In seeking proposals to provide management services for the Bookie, the board’s key goals were to maintain the lowest possible price of textbooks, to maximize returns to the Bookie and to provide a financially stable base for continued bookstore … » More …