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

Due to our closing for Physical Inventory, the last day for merchandise orders to be shipped is June 19. Orders after this date will be shipped July 1 or July 2.

We are expanding the Textbooks on Reserve in the Library project for Fall term. The following courses will have at least 2 copies available for 2-hour access: Art 110, Bio 220/221, Chem 110/112/120, Cmpsc 111, Geol 110, Math 157/158, Math 159, Math 160, Psych 170.

We know that textbooks can be a major expense for your budget, so we’re trying this as a kind of pilot project.

We continue to offer rentals on many of our more expensive titles, but not through the kiosk anymore – you can do it directly through the web site.  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!