Campus bookstore has grand reopening

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bookstore Manager Charlotte Rush shows Bryan Fenters some of the Paul D. Camp Community College items at the recently renovated facility. -- SUBMITTED | WENDY HARRISON


FRANKLIN—Franklin resident Bryan Fenters sported a Paul D. Camp Community College sweatshirt when he visited the Barnes & Noble college bookstore reopening.

“There is no bookstore in our immediate area,” said Fenters, who does not attend PDCCC. “This is going to be a good thing for the community.”

Although Barnes & Noble had set up shop at the college in October, it closed briefly for renovations and reopened on Dec. 12 with new flooring, fresh paint, fixtures and supplies.

The store will offer ice cream, gourmet coffee, electronics and PDCCC mementos, such as shirts and coffee mugs.

“The main thing we want to stress is (the bookstore) is not just for our students, but for the entire community,” said Dr. Joe Edenfield, vice president of financial and administrative services at PDCCC.

Edenfield has been assisting Barnes & Noble during the bookstore transition.

“We are excited about the options B&N will provide our students with textbooks,” said PDCCC President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco.

Patrons can order books online and pick them up at any of the three bookstore locations or have them shipped. They can also download e-books.

“We have a wide selection of new, used, digital and rental books,” said Manager Charlotte Rush.

“We’ll have a small amount of reference books, national best-sellers and bargain books as well.”

Rush has been with the Barnes & Noble College division for five years, working at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach as general merchandise supervisor before being promoted to assistant manager for the Adelphi University bookstore in New York.

Bookstore hours are:

FRANKLIN—9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

HOBBS SUFFOLK CAMPUS—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

PDCCC at SMITHFIELD—Pick-up location for online orders noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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