Welcome to Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last day to place online text orders was Friday, Jan. 16. If you need a textbook now, just come in to the store and buy or rent in person. All purchases made now are non-returnable (unless you drop the course).

Last day to return textbooks was Thursday Jan. 15.

Textbooks on reserve in the library – the following titles may be checked out for 2 hours at the circulation desk in Pelletier.

ARAB 225

Arabic-English Dictionary

 

ARAB 250

Secret Life of Saeed: Pessoptimist

Season of migration to the north

Cities of salt

 

ART 249

After Modern Art 1945-2000

 

CMPSC 580

On Being a Scientist

 

COMJ 160

Privilege, power, and difference

 

COMRT 145

A practical handbook for the actor

 

COMRT 191

Plays: One and Two (Churchill)

 

COMRT 230

Plays (Fornes)

Bug

 

COMRT 340

Status update: celebrity, publicity, and branding in the social media age

The daily you: how the new advertising industry is defining your identity and your worth

 

COMRT 351

Coming Up Short

 

COMRT 581

How to write a BA thesis: a practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper

 

ENGL 200 *01 *02  *03  *04

Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

 

ENGL 206 *01

After Greece

 

ENGL 209

American Earth

 

ENGL 302

Penguin Book of Sonnet

 

ENGL 322

Corregidora

 

ENGL 445

Records of woman, with other poems

 

ENGL 475

Tracks: a novel

 

ENGL 553

Major Women Writers of 17th Century England

 

ENVSC 585 *01

Farmacology

 

FRNCH 360

L’Amant

 

FS 102 *05

Chicago’s new Negroes: modernity, the great migration, and Black urban life

 

FS 102 *11

Next to normal

 

FS 102 *18

Kabbalah: Very Short Intro

 

FS 102 *31

Modern Chinese Warfare

 

FS 102 *32

Kabbalah: Very Short Intro

 

FSCOM 201

America on film: representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies

 

FSECO 201

African Development

 

FSENG 201 *02

All-American Redneck

 

HIST 275

Generous Enemies

 

HIST 365

Malintzin’s choices: an Indian woman in the conquest of Mexico

 

HIST 380

Medicine and Western Civilization

 

HIST 557

Hundred Years War

Battle of Crecy, 1346

 

NEURO 110

Neuroscience: exploring the brain (w/ CD Rom)

 

PHIL 580

Candide, or, All for the best: the 1759 Nourse (London) translation

The history of skepticism: from Savonarola to Bayle

 

POLSC 140

Leviathan

Second Treatise of Government

 

POLSC 261

World of Mexican Migrants

 

POLSC 318

Common Knowledge

 

POLSC 325

The rights revolution: lawyers, activists, and Supreme Courts in comparative perspective

 

POLSC 332

Rights of inclusion: law and identity in the life stories of Americans with disabilities

 

POLSC 354

Conflicts in Middle East Since 1945

 

POLSC 382

Rousseau’s Political Writings

POLSC 584

Contemporary Chinese political thought: debates and perspectives

 

PSYCH 410

Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

 

RELST 150

Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Hindu Primary Sources

Many Colors of Hinduism

 

RELST 160

The different paths of Buddhism: a narrative-historical introduction

Original Buddhist sources: a reader

 

RELST 341

Contemporary Jewish ethics and morality: a reader

 

RELST 580

Allure of Decadent Thinking

Theory and method in the study of religion: a selection of critical readings

 

SPAN 325

Historia de Espana

 

WGSS 400

Feminism Without Borders

Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices

Seriously!: investigating crashes and crises as if women mattered

We know that textbooks can be a major expense for your budget, so we’re trying this as a kind of pilot project. If we see people using these books this term then we’ll expand it to a much greater extent this coming Fall term. 
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!