CSM’s Leonardtown College Store Doubles Its Space

The College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus is sporting a remodeled College Store this fall. Freshly renovated

Textbook Discount Day Offers 10% Savings on Aug. 31

The College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus is sporting a remodeled College Store this fall. Freshly renovated, the Leonardtown College Store has relocated into larger space within the B Building, with more than double the amount of floor space in room B-118 for its merchandise and textbook areas.

With more than 1,500 square feet of floor, the new location has a large technology display area, enhanced customer service counter, and large merchandise and clothing selection areas–for a new line of workout gear. The store also has a small seating area for customers to relax while browsing. The space was previously occupied by the fitness center, which relocated last fall with the opening of the Wellness and Aquatics Center at the Leonardtown Campus.

“It's a wonderful opportunity,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried during a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the College Store on Aug. 24. “I'm very, very impressed by the work of our staffs. It's something we can all be very proud of,” adding that the auxiliary income generated by the College Stores supplements expenses that support our students.

The College Store at all of CSM campuses will host a textbook discount day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a 10 percent savings on fall textbooks.

From rentals to custom to digital, the College Store offers a variety of creative ways for students to save money on the cost of their textbooks. The first college in Maryland to offer textbook rentals to its students in 2008, CSM has expanded its program to textbook rentals at all three CSM campuses.

The rental program is part of a strategy to make books affordable for students, according to Auxiliary Services Executive Director Marcy Gannon. Students can rent textbooks for one semester at a price that is at least 60 percent less than the new-book purchase price, she said.

For information on textbook rentals, 10 percent discount day and buyback days, visit www.csmcollegestore.com.

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