The Campus Bookstore is a busy place for the next week and a half. Next week is finals week and that means the busy time for students selling back their textbooks and returning rented books. Book buyback is always available at the store, but next week there will be locations in the residence halls available for selling those books. This is when you can get the best prices for your textbooks. The Bookstore is stocking up on textbooks for next semester so they are paying more for those books. Books that are not ordered by professors for next semester are purchased at a lower price – the price the used book vendor is paying for them.
With Commencement next Saturday, the Bookstore is also busy handing out the ceremony tickets to graduates and giving out the caps and gowns that were ordered.
Today, Wednesday, April 24, is the annual Customer Appreciation Sale at the Bookstore and University Images. Both stores are open until 6 pm and just about everything is an additional 25% off (textbooks are one of the exceptions). This is a great time for graduates to get their diploma frames and a shirt from their soon-to-be alma mater. Even the items already on clearance are another 25% off.
Last week they also started something new – Flash Sales. Flash sales are a short, usually 2 hour long sale where the item(s) on sale are often less than half price. Last Friday they had a blanket and a sweatshirt for $10. Yesterday there were backpacks and laptop bags for $25. These were some amazing deals. To find out about these Flash Sales, you have to watch the Campus Bookstore on Facebook.