In addition to select GC branded merchandise and classroom textbooks, The Store now features an array of general interest books and other reading material. For example, there is a full section devoted to volumes by local authors, one with a nice selection of both fiction and non-fiction, and another with books for children of all ages.
“Since the city of Georgetown doesn’t have a bookstore downtown, we thought it would be nice to offer the local community a broader selection,” said Michelle Stromquist Bowling ’02 who manages The Store for Follett Education Group. which took over the College’s bookstore operation late in 2012.
The renovation included making the student textbook area self-service, repositioning and streamlining checkout, and reworking merchandise display areas throughout the store. Merchandise includes a variety of office and classroom materials and supplies as well as apparel.
The Store’s July hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning in August, weekday hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday. Of course, online shopping is still available anytime.