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Barnes and Noble affiliate to manage Cabrillo bookstore

Posted: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013

APTOS Starting in the fall semester, the Cabrillo College Bookstore will be managed by B&N College, an affiliate of Barnes and Noble, giving some stability to the bookstore after the past two years saw three different interim managers.

Approved by the Cabrillo College Governing Board in late December, B&N College will manage the bookstore for five years, with an option to renew for another five years, according to a report given to the board.

The agreement is expected to generate $300,000 a year for the college, plus commission, which would be an improvement for the college on a financial standpoint, according to Kristin Fabos, spokesperson for Cabrillo.

Students will have more purchasing options available for them, due to Barnes and Noble's large inventory, Fabos said. They will also have the option to rent a digital textbook, which will be new for the college.

"All of those options combined will ultimately lower prices for students," Fabos said.

For the complete article see the 01-22-2013 issue.

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