Tax Holiday Savings on Textbooks, Much More

Arkansas Tech University students, faculty, staff and alumni will enjoy a break from sales taxes the weekend of Aug. 4-5 when the Barnes and Noble College ATU Bookstore participates in Arkansas’ tax free holiday.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, the annual sales tax holiday allows shoppers the opportunity to shop for school purchases tax free. Shoppers may purchase ATU clothing that is less than $100 per item, textbooks, school supplies, backpacks, art supplies and instructional materials free from sales tax during this special event.

Financial aid will be available for students to use during the tax-free weekend, pending its prior approval.

“The Barnes and Noble College ATU Bookstore is always excited to participate in Arkansas’ annual tax free weekend,” said Kelcie Pagel, assistant bookstore manager. “The tax free holiday weekend is a wonderful opportunity for students, parents, alumni and the community to obtain significant savings on their back-to-school textbooks, supplies and Tech gear. The tax free savings weekend also applies to all online orders that are made during the eligible time period, making it even more convenient for our customers to shop and save.”

The Barnes and Noble College ATU Bookstore is located inside the W.O. Young Building on the ATU campus at 209 West O St. It will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Online orders eligible for the tax-free weekend may be placed at anytime on Aug. 4-5.

For more information, call the ATU Bookstore at (479) 498-4930.

Textbook Brokers, located at 1400 North Arkansas Avenue in Russellville, will be open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. Students will receive a total of 10 percent off of the full transaction.

Discounted items as part of the tax free holiday at Textbook Brokers include rentals, access codes, textbook purchases, school supplies and all ATU apparel. Online shopping will be available at

For more information, call Textbook Brokers at (479) 498-2665.