Forsyth Technical Community College Partners with Barnes & Noble College to Manage its Campus Bookstores

Retailer Bringing Cost-Saving Options and Expanded Services to Forsyth Tech Students and Faculty

Forsyth Technical Community College has named Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education Company (NYSE:BNED), as the new operator of its on-campus bookstores. The Forsyth Tech Bookstores will transition to new management beginning July 17, 2017.

“We look forward to partnering with Barnes & Noble College, and are excited about the new services and products that will be available for our students, employees, alumni and community friends,” said Wendy Emerson, Vice President of Business Services at Forsyth Tech. “Barnes & Noble College is recognized for its commitment to excellent service by providing innovative and affordable resources to support student success.”

Barnes & Noble College is recognized for its ability to bring creative programs and solutions to college and university campuses. The selection of Barnes & Noble College will allow the bookstores to offer students a variety of affordable course materials, including a robust in-store and online rental textbook program, an extensive selection of used, new and digital textbooks, OER Courseware, as well as a new price matching program—offering even more savings to students.

Barnes & Noble College will also offer Forsyth Tech students campus bookstores that reflect the College’s unique brand, including an expanded selection of laptops and other technology products, school supplies, logo apparel, as well as gifts for alumni, friends and family. A variety of beverages, food and snack items will also be offered at the bookstore.

Barnes & Noble College will create and manage Forsyth Tech’s online bookstore website, delivering an innovative, customized shopping experience, offering students, faculty and alumni the choice and convenience to shop in-store or online.

Forsyth Tech faculty also will gain access to a groundbreaking online community called FacultyEnlight (, a streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course material formats, pricing and reviews by other faculty.

Forsyth Tech is one of 20 higher education institutions that Barnes & Noble College partners with in the state of North Carolina, including Wake Technical Community College, Elon University, North Carolina A&T State University, Salem College and Academy, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Barnes & Noble College operates 770 campus stores nationwide.

“We’re very excited to partner with Forsyth Technical Community College” said Patrick Maloney, President of Barnes & Noble College. “This valued partnership will allow us to support Forsyth’s mission of preparing students for academic success and a competitive workforce in both the local community and the global economy.”

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About Barnes & Noble College

Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE:BNED), is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States.  Barnes & Noble College currently operates 770 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 6 million college students and faculty nationwide. As a strategic partner, Barnes & Noble College is committed to offering a complete support system and an unmatched retail and digital learning experience to foster student success in higher education. The Company is a leading voice in understanding and shaping today’s college student experience through its College Insights platform.