[Athen] New bookstore manager and alt media concerns

Deborah Armstrong armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu
Mon Sep 13 08:42:21 PDT 2021

We got a notice in part reading:
Follett Higher Education Group will begin operating the Bookstore online on Oct. 21, and plans to reopen the physical store in the RSS building when more students are back on campus.

The link for this vendor is here:

Has anyone worked with this provider before? Is it easy to get booklists from them so I know what books my students will need each quarter?
I've had issues with our current bookstore, locally managed because they like to keep the book list a secret so students won't go buying their books from cheaper sources. They have been tasked to be a profit center! This was their justification for not sharing the booklist.

Don't get me started - the idea that a college bookstore needs to turn a profit is crazy and unfair to students IMOH!
It's supposed to be the student's responsibility to provide textbook information to me, but often they simply don't know until the class begins.
Right now, one of our instructors has still not decided on her textbook though our Fall quarter begins next week!


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