February 09, 2017
As the Ole Miss Student Union undergoes much-needed renovations, the Ole Miss Barnes & Noble bookstore moved its services to the Jackson Avenue Center.
The move occurred in December, but to celebrate the new store's location, it held a 20% off school supplies sales Jan. 23 to Jan. 28. It held a grand opening on Jan. 23, hosting door prizes, giveaways and refreshments.
Students could arrive early and pick up the books they needed for classes before classes started.
Off campus students will find the new location more convenient to them, as anybody can park at the Jackson Avenue Center. It was much harder to find a parking spot on campus where students had to park some distance away, walking to the bookstore in the Student Union.
The parking passes for Ole Miss work for the Jackson Avenue Center parking spots as well as on-campus students. On top of that, the Brown Line O.U.T. bus will stop every several minutes.
Students can benefit from the Price Matching feature Barnes & Noble offers on textbooks. It also offers the renting services, which will work to the way it previously did, allowing students to order the books on the Internet and pick them up at the store.
Laurie Woo, Ole Miss Barnes & Noble manager, said the price match is from Amazon.com, not a third-party, and there will be more added to the program as time goes on.
The new location will have similar items to the previous one, with one exception - no Starbucks coffee cafe. There will be an area of the store for snacks and coolers with drinks. There will also be a Keurig for students looking to get some coffee before class.
Woo said she is excited the bookstore is now available for more people in the Oxford community with the move to Jackson Avenue Center.