Coastal Carolina University has selected the Follett
Education Group to operate and manage the university's bookstore.
Under the five-year agreement, Follett, one of the nation's
largest used-textbook providers, will begin operating out of Coastal's
current bookstore location by March 2. By June, the bookstore will move
into its new location on the first floor of Coastal's new welcome
center, which is under construction. Follett will assist in the
development of the 11,000-square-foot new store, including interior
design and furnishing.
With the agreement, the Coastal community will have the
opportunity to select merchandise and services online through
efollett.com or in the on-campus store. Coastal faculty and students
will receive a high level of customer service and savings through
Follett's vast inventory of used books and its technological resources,
according to Stella Cooper, director of Coastal's campus services.
Follett is developing a Coastal virtual bookstore through
efollett.com to service the needs of the campus community. Faculty will
be able to place orders for their course readings through efollett.com
and students will be able to purchase textbooks online. Students will
also have the opportunity to return books bought online to the campus
Follett serves more than four million students and more than
300,000 faculty through more than 655 stores.