May 25, 2012
The Humboldt State University bookstore is getting a facelift. Slated for a June 22 completion, the remodeling will include new flooring, upgraded display cases and an improved layout.
“Our goal is to expand services and enhance the customer experience,” says Bookstore Manager Cory Adamski.
The new, more spacious setup means that patrons will have an easier time locating products and getting staff assistance.
Other upgrades—like dark cherry wood product displays and a multi-colored rug—will make the interior more inviting.
“It will have a warmer, more uniform look,” Adamski says.
Online shoppers will enjoy a new office adjacent to the textbook area for picking up Internet orders.
The new space will reduce wait times for the growing number of students who pre-order their textbooks online, Adamski says. The bookstore began offering that service last year through Student Center.
The cashier’s station will also be moved closer to the textbook area, making it easier for patrons to check-out, Adamski says.
Illinois-based educational company Follett Corp., which took over bookstore operations from the University Center last year, is funding the upgrades. They are part of a larger plan to improve bookstore operations for students, faculty and staff, Adamski says.
The bookstore will continue offering regular services during the renovation. An annex at Windows Café on the third floor of the University Center will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 22.
The HSU bookstore provides a variety of services including textbooks, course materials, office supplies, computer hardware and software, clothing, snacks and a post office. HSU students, faculty and staff also receive discounts on Apple computers.
For information on the bookstore, email firstname.lastname@example.org.