Welcome to Allegheny College’s Merriman Bookstore

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


SUMMER HOURS:  Beginning Monday May 15, our regular retail hours will be M – F, 12 noon – 4 p.m. (Closed on weekends.) Exception for REUNION WEEKEND: open all day June 1 and 2, 10 – 4 on Saturday June 3, and 10 – 1 on Sunday, June 4. (See sidebar on right hand side of page.)

STUDENTS: We have pretty much changed everything about textbooks for Fall term 2017. We will not be stocking textbooks at all anymore – everything will be done online except course packs from the print shop. Course packs will NOT be available online, so you’ll have to come to the 3rd floor text window to get them.

The new textbook website will be branded as Allegheny College Bookstore, but the orders will be filled from a mammoth warehouse in Columbia, MO.  You’ll need to allow at  least 5 business days for your order to be shipped and received here in the post office.

Lots of changes to adjust to, and we still don’t have all the final details in place yet. We will post said final details right here on this front page as soon as we get them.

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.

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!

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!