Welcome to Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore

LOOKING TO SHOP FOR GATOR GEAR AND GIFT CARDS? Just click on the gator to your right and you’re there!!


Our brick and mortar store will be close at noon on November 26 and re-open at 9:00 on December 1, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Orders for general merchandise placed after 4:00 PM November 25 will begin shipping on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Orders placed November 28, 2014 through December 19, 2014 will not incur standard shipping charges. Expedited shipping charges will still apply.

Orders placed through December 19, 2014 will ship via UPS ground on or before December 23, 2014. If you are trying to meet a deadline please call our store at 814-332-5369 to discuss transit times.

Textbook updates: we continue to offer rentals on most of our titles through the kiosk upstairs in the text department (credit card required).  We have discontinued the option of “charging” textbooks to your student ID, but we have hooked our registers up so you can use your PNC account-linked ID (AllCard).

Meanwhile, here’s a look at what else we’re doing in the store…

Survival Corner – greatly expanded inventory of snacks and health & beauty aids in the front of the store (where greeting cards used to be).  We’re not a full-line C-store yet but we listened to last year’s ASG survey and tried to respond.

Back To Basics – our new lines of clothing (also driven by the ASG survey) that offer great-looking Allegheny gear at equally great prices. We’re talking $20 hoodies and $10 long-sleeved tees….priced to fit your budget and show your school spirit!

Our gift lines now include Vera Bradley and imprinted gator apparel from Vineyard Vines.  We’re also featuring a gorgeous selection of hand-crafted pens, made from Allegheny trees by Allegheny alum  Chris Boness ’11.

On the textbook side, we’ve started a new text rental program, and incorporated some innovative software that lets you shop for course materials from our store while you compare prices from other online sellers. (See the sidebars at left for details and links.)

We want to encourage reading outside of class as well – to this end all books on the main floor are 20% off, all day every day.  If there’s a book you want that we don’t have in stock, we can usually get it for you in 2-3 days and still give a 20% discount.  There is never a postage or handling fee for book special orders.

Computer products: we stock basic supplies such as cables, flash drives, and blank media. We also carry the incredibly popular (at least with Allegheny students) Gumy earbuds at an everyday price of $10.99! (That’s a buck lower than BestBuy’s everyday price)

Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore is owned and operated by Allegheny College.  All proceeds are returned to the College and help keep tuition and other costs as low as possible.  We want to be your bookstore – let us know what we can do for you!