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!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention students! As of Thursday 1/19 we have turned off the order capability on our textbook web site. You can still see book lists for each class, but anything you need is available at the text window 3rd floor C.C. Hours are 9 – 5 through end of this week, 10 – 2 Sat. and noon – 4 starting Monday 1/23.

Textbook sales and pickup begin Friday Jan. 13 at noon. (Friday hours are 12 – 4; we’re closed on the weekend and then starting Monday Jan. 16 it’s 9 – 5 for the first week, 10 – 2 on Saturday, and then 12 – 4 for the remainder of January (Saturdays 10 – 2).

Spring textbook web orders: you MUST have a pink slip from your p.o. box in order to pick up your order. No pink slip = order not yet ready. The order window (where we also do buyback) on the 3rd floor C.C. is where you go to pick up web orders when you have a pink slip. It’s also where you can just walk right up and order your books without hassling with the web order form.

STUDENTS: We have put a register at the textbook (buyback) window, which means all textbook activity – including sales for counter orders – is now done at the window (in between Student Activities and The Campus office).  If we’re not busy, you should be able to just walk  up to the window, fill out the E-Z form, get and pay for your books with no waiting. 

We know that textbooks can be a major expense for your budget, so we are offering two services that might be of assistance: first, we are continuing the Textbooks on Reserve in the Library project for Spring term 2017. The following courses will have at least 2 copies available for 2-hour access: Art 110, Bio 220/221,  Geo 110 (section 01 only), Math 157/158, Math 159,  Math 160,  and Psych 170 (all sections). 

Second, the bookstore continues to offer rentals on many of our more expensive titles, but not through the kiosk anymore – you can do it directly through the bookstore web site. (The bookstore, not the library, handles textbook rentals.)
Please note: 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). You may also visit Financial Services in Schultz to have any positive balances on your student (tuition) account transferred to GatorCash (Shop), which can be used to purchase textbooks at the bookstore.

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!

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!