South Charleston bookstore to close March 31

The bookstore operation located in the administration building of the South Charleston campus will close effective April 1, according to Dr. Karen Kirtley, senior vice president for administration.

The trends toward online textbook purchasing and rental, among other factors, have led to a marked decrease in customer traffic in the store, Kirtley said. After a thorough evaluation, it has been determined there is no longer enough demand to support a full-service bookstore in South Charleston. All bookstore services will be provided through the store on the Huntington campus.

“Please be assured that the university and Follett are committed to making sure students will continue to have access to all course materials,” Kirtley said.

For convenience and to ensure timely access to these items, the following services are expected to be provided to the South Charleston campus community:

  • FREE shipping for online orders of course materials at;
  • A mobile bookstore operation on the South Charleston campus at the beginning of each term; and
  • A rental textbook check-in station on the South Charleston campus at the end of each term.

The South Charleston bookstore operation began  marking down merchandise March 11. All clearance items will be sold for an additional 75% off sticker price, Marshall University South Charleston Campus merchandise will be 50% off, and all snacks will be 50% off.

Questions about bookstore services may be directed to Mike Campbell, bookstore manager, at (304) 696-2456 or by e-mail at