Bookstore Partner to Offer New Products and Services
July 10, 2020
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Illinois Wesleyan University has partnered with Follett, the
largest campus retailer in North America, to manage the University’s bookstore, bringing
new products, savings and support to the IWU community.
Customers can shop online through a new bookstore website –– www.iwu.edu/bookstore –– or they can visit the updated bookstore retail space which remains within the
Hansen Student Center and is open this summer Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Merchandise is being added daily.
“We are excited to welcome Follett as a strategic partner,” said Illinois Wesleyan
Vice President for Business and Finance Matt Bierman. “Illinois Wesleyan continues
to innovate in order to offer the highest quality academic experience. Follett has
a long history and strong presence in higher education and will assist in moving IWU
forward. We invite students, alumni and friends of the University to visit the store
in person or virtually.”
With this new partnership, Illinois Wesleyan students and faculty will have access
to Follett's expansive inventory of course material choices. Cost-saving print options
include used books, as well as Follett’s text rental program that saves students up
to 80% compared to purchasing new. Follett also delivers a varied selection of digital
learning technologies that help promote anywhere, anytime access to needed materials.
New store services include Follett’s year-round buyback program and price match, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible.
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be
a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. Customers can expect a custom
merchandise assortment that reflects local interests, as well as national trends in
supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. The full breadth of Follett’s products
and services will be available to explore both in-store and online.
“Follett is excited to begin this partnership with Illinois Wesleyan, and you can
expect a campus store that delivers great products, welcomes the community, celebrates
campus pride and promotes affordable course material options,” said Stacy Zapko, Group
Vice President, Follett Higher Education Group. “We look forward to serving Illinois
Wesleyan students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff.”
About Follett Corporation Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials,
digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions.
Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services
and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more
than 2,700 physical locations, and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through
Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.