Main campus bookstore settles into a new home

By Jamison Wagner, Staff Reporter | Photo By Rene Thompson

The bookstore at Main campus is now in a new location but it will continue to offer the best opportunity to students as far as book rentals in the form of cheaper digital and used book savings said Ann Heaton, Main Campus Bookstore Manager.
The bookstore is moving to the new Culinary Arts building next to the Security building across from the Smith Brasher building, and has opened as of July 29, she said. The bookstore will have less space than it did in the old location but will still offer buybacks, the same products and opportunities as it always has for students, she said.
“I am disappointed about the size of the space but that is okay, we are going to make it work, so students are going to get the same service they always do. As far as fixtures go, we are definitely upgrading to look more like your average retailer’s outlet,” she said.
With the bookstore moved, CNM will be renovating the original space for CNM Connect, so that part of CNM has the space it needs to service students effectively said Luis Campos, Executive Director of CNM’s Physical Plant.
CNM relocated the bookstore to the new Culinary Arts building to take advantage of the restaurant in the new building so students will get excited about the Culinary Arts programs new services, he said.
“Years ago in the A building the culinary arts students used to sell their baked goods to people and now the students can sell their baked products to people coming in to buy their books which is exciting to us,” he said.
Another reason the bookstore was moved is that people would have problems finding parking by the bookstore when it was in the Student Services Center and with it near the Security building it will be easier for students to park near the bookstore, Campos said.
For more information on the bookstores move or any other bookstore related questions call 243-0457.

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