New Barnes & Noble bookstores open at Collin College campuses


Barnes & Noble College has partnered with Collin College to open bookstores on three of the community college’s campuses in Frisco, McKinney and Plano.

The bookstores offer new and used textbooks, support and guidance and a spirit shop, according to a news release. Students will also be able to use financial aid in the bookstores.

In addition to managing the stores, Barnes & Noble has created and will manage the college’s online bookstore website, which provides students, faculty, alumni and the community the option to shop online.

“At Collin College, students are the top priority,” Collin College executive vice president Brenda Kihl said in a news release. “We are excited to partner with Barnes & Noble College to provide new, student-centered bookstores at all of our campuses.”

Barnes & Noble College operates 751 campus stores nationwide, and Collin College is one of the 28 higher education institutions that Barnes & Noble College operates in Texas.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Collin College,” Patrick Maloney,Barnes & Noble College president, said in the release. “We’re looking forward to offering the campus community an outstanding retail experience, a multitude of resources, innovative technologies and an array of course material offerings that will support this student-centered bookstores at all of our campuses.”

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Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.
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