opens flagship bookstore

Online textbook retailer opened its flagship brick and mortar bookstore at the University of Kentucky. Although the company is known for selling and renting textbooks through its website, the team is aiming to offer “innovative services and unique products to set it apart from traditional campus stores” at their first physical location.

“We wanted to build a refuge for students to call home throughout the entire semester,” president and CEO Matthew Montgomery said in a press release. “Where other campus businesses shun student study groups and post anti-loitering signs, we built a comfortable study area with free Wi Fi where students can hang out all day if they choose. We even put in a pop-a-shot machine so students can play a few rounds in between classes.”

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