Maybe they’re not all that?

Two articles today covering concerns about college store lease operations. Good reads reminding us to look deep before we leap…

They miss Varney’s at KSU…Read more here

Editorial from UNC emphasizing accountability from their new lease operator. If the lease contract is solid, why the concern with oversight? Read more here




How Big Business, Politics Changed Bookstore Operations

Suzy Staubach, a retired 34-year general-books manager at the UConn
Co-op, a formerly independent member-owned bookstore serving the University of Connecticut, who also penned the Face Out: Notes of a College Bookseller column for The College Store magazine, recently wrote a column for Shelf Awareness about why independent campus stores are fewer. Read more here