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Bookstore issues drive business away

Bookstore issues drive business away

Ali Lee February 26, 2019

The beginning of the semester is a stressful time for students trying to make sure they are in the correct courses and on their way to graduate. One problem that adds to the stresses of school is the expense...

Holiday Deals Arrive at the SFSU Bookstore

Holiday Deals Arrive at the SFSU Bookstore

Jailene Escutia November 28, 2018

The holiday season has finally arrived and so have the savings on all apparel and supplies online at the SF State bookstore. Get more for your buck before the epic sales event online ends Friday, Nov....

Apparel design student Becky Tu, 27, pins a sleeve on the upcycled bomber jacket she made with materials repurposed from the Bookstore, Monday, April 11, 2016. SF State basketball player Jon McMurry (left) will model the garment at the upcoming spring fashion show on April 28. (Emily Chavous / Xpress)

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

Emily Chavous April 19, 2016

A jumble of mannequins and measuring tape provides the backdrop for apparel design student Becky Tu as she pins the sleeve on an upcycled ’90s-inspired bomber jacket. Its waterproof shell is made with...

Alta Gracia T-shirts on display at the SF State campus bookstore, Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

SF State bookstore sells “Life Changing Apparel”

Emily Chavous March 8, 2016

At the SF State bookstore, a rack of white hoodies and a few stacks of colorful, college-branded tops are indistinguishable from the rest of the store's clothing, except for a small sign that reads “Life...

Campus crime update: A bathroom bandit, a bookstore thief and a stolen vehicle

Brad Wilson November 27, 2012

Urine? You're out! Officers observed a women’s restroom window that someone had attempted to open in the Gymnasium Nov. 22. After some serious investigating, it was determined that access was not gained...

SF State bookstore makes shift for profit after 58 years

Brad Wilson August 29, 2012

For the first time in 58 years, the SFSU Bookstore has gone from a nonprofit to being managed by Follett Higher Education Group, a family owned corporation. The University will maintain ownership of the...

Questions about SFSU Bookstore's future management still unanswered

Angela Raiford April 26, 2012

There has been no shortage of controversy surrounding the impending change of management for the SFSU Bookstore, and even with the open forums finished, the decision may be quite a long time coming. While...

Follett presents potential plan for SFSU Bookstore at open meeting

Barbara Szabo April 5, 2012

Three employees of Follett Higher Education Group presented their case on why the company should take charge of operating the SFSU bookstore in an open meeting yesterday afternoon. Follett, Barnes &...

Selling bookstore to a corporation perpetuates privatization of public education

Xpress Staff April 4, 2012

Beginning today and continuing through next week, administrators will meet to get input from three bidders who are seeking the privilege of running the SF State Bookstore, as well as public comment. Like...

VIDEO: What do you think about the SFSU Bookstore being bought out by a corporation?

Carolyn Copeland April 4, 2012

If new management takes over the SFSU Bookstore, it could shift from a nonprofit to a corporation for the first time in 58 years. Barnes and Noble and Follett Corporation are currently interested in buying...

Control of SFSU Bookstore could be shifted from a nonprofit to a corporation

Angela Raiford March 7, 2012

Having provided the SF State campus community with textbooks, leisure reads and a number of other school-related supplies since its establishment in 1954, Franciscan Shops, which operates as the SFSU Bookstore,...

ODE bookstore in Stonestown closing down, unclear if students will be affected

Barbara Szabo March 6, 2012

Martin Carmody’s mission to keep bookstores from becoming a thing of the past isn’t exactly going according to plan. Three months after Borders' Stonestown Galleria location closed last July, Carmody...

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