The Ozark Campus Bookstore will be transitioning to a Barnes & Noble College bookstore in the coming weeks. This means huge savings for everyone on apparel, gifts and supplies.
Everything in the bookstore is 50 percent off the lowest price, including items already on clearance. The sale does not include current course related materials. The sale includes Tech apparel (tees, hoodies, pants, shorts, etc.), hats, beanies, headbands, coffee cups, drink tumblers, belt buckles, socks and more.
New items will be added daily. All sales are final.
Arkansas Tech University decided to enter into an agreement with vendor Barnes and Noble College to manage its on-campus bookstores in Russellville and Ozark following action by the Tech Board of Trustees earlier this month.
Under the terms of the agreement, Barnes and Noble College will guarantee to match the price offered by any outside source to Arkansas Tech students on textbooks and other instructional materials.
In addition, Barnes and Noble College will invest $250,000 over a span of three years in bookstore improvements at Arkansas Tech, it will provide $20,000 in scholarships to Arkansas Tech students on an annual basis and it will offer interviews to current Arkansas Tech bookstore staff members who wish to serve as employees under the new model.
A request for proposals was issued through the Arkansas Tech Office of Procurement and Risk Management during the fall 2016 semester in an effort to identify a vendor that would manage on-campus bookstores on behalf of the university.
Three respondents — Barnes and Noble College, BBA Solutions and Follett — were invited to make on-campus presentations during the month of November to a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff and representing the Russellville and Ozark campuses.
That committee recommended Barnes and Noble College to the Arkansas Tech executive council, which in turn forwarded the same recommendation to trustees.
Arkansas Tech is the only Southern Regional Education Board Four-Year Level III institution in the state that currently operates its own bookstore without management from an outside vendor.
As part of the same agenda item, trustees voted to transfer $1,005,000 from Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus auxiliary funds to retire bonds secured by bookstore revenues so that the bookstore in Ozark may hold the same debt-free status as the one on the Russellville campus.
Students selling back books must have a photo ID. The Bookstore reserves the right not to buy back any book based on the book’s condition.
The Ozark Campus Bookstore will be closed February 27, 2017 through March 3, 2017 for the transition to Barnes & Noble College.
For more information on the sale, contact the bookstore.