Welcome to Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore

Welcome to Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore! To shop for Allegheny clothing and gift items, just click on the gator to your right.

Seniors: pick up  your cap and gown in the store anytime between now and the Big Day. We would suggest doing it sooner rather than later, but if you want to wait ’til the last minute that’s cool too….we open at 9 a.m. on commencement Saturday. Price for the whole package is $30 (same as last year).

We will begin buying back your unwanted textbooks on April 30 – see schedule to your right. You may also do rental returns at the buyback counter. We pay cash for any book with resale value – doesn’t have to be from this term.

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!