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New Campus Store Opens in Welcome Center

The Jacksonville University campus bookstore has opened for business under the management of Barnes & Noble College, the University’s new business partner. In addition, Barnes & Noble College opened JAX Outfitters, a brand new spirit shop located in the Frisch Family Welcome Center.

“We are pleased to welcome our new partners, Barnes & Noble College, to the Jacksonville University campus,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Randy Freebourn. “Their expertise and premier customer service will enhance the book-buying experience and expand affordable resources for JU students.”

With a strong focus on driving affordability, access and achievement, Barnes & Noble College will act as a complete support system for Jacksonville University. Through the on-campus bookstore, Barnes & Noble College will offer an extensive selection of affordable learning materials, including new, used and digital books, open educational resources (OER) and OER-based digital courseware, a robust textbook rental program and a Price Match program.

In addition to operating the JU Bookstore, Barnes & Noble College launched JAX Outfitters, a dynamic spirit shop located in the heart of the Welcome Center. Students, alumni and fans can shop for their favorite Dolphin apparel in a dedicated on-campus store, which will offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gifts and more.

“We are excited to deliver exceptional service to the Jacksonville University campus community,” said Barry Brover, Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College. “Our presence across two locations on campus will allow us to serve as an important campus resource, providing even greater value for the University and the students it serves. We look forward to driving success for Jacksonville University students, faculty and alumni.”

Barnes & Noble College currently operates more than 770 campus stores nationwide.