PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce the official grand opening of the newly renovated Saint Joseph’s Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE: BNED). On September 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM, the University will host a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony at the Bookstore, located at 2461 North 54th Street. David R. Beaupré, Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer, and members of University administration, as well as representatives from Barnes & Noble College, will be in attendance.
“Our vision was to create a vibrant academic and social hub for our campus community,” said David R. Beaupré, Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer, Saint Joseph’s University. “The bookstore now offers a direct connection to Starbucks. I can see students and faculty grabbing a cup of coffee before sitting down in front of the new fireplace to relax or study.”
The bookstore features a wide selection of learning materials, including textbooks and school supplies, as well as a vast assortment of general merchandise items. The new store layout features a 20-foot wall of giftware with items such as glassware, pet essentials and home decor providing students, faculty and alumni with an unparalleled assortment of Saint Joseph’s University branded merchandise.
“The Saint Joseph’s University Bookstore has always been a beautiful, welcoming store, and with the new updates we are further establishing the Bookstore as a central gathering place for the campus community,” said Patrick Maloney, President of Barnes & Noble College. “The store will continue to provide widespread access to the affordable learning materials students need to succeed in the classroom, all while promoting and enhancing University spirit with an expanded selection of general merchandise. We are thrilled to welcome the Saint Joseph’s University community into its updated Bookstore.”
For more information on the bookstore, visit the Saint Joseph’s Bookstore website at www.sju.bncollege.com.
About Barnes & Noble College
Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE:BNED), is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States. Barnes & Noble College currently operates 753 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 5 million college students and faculty nationwide. General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.