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Northwestern State University Taps Follett to Run Two Campus Stores

WESTCHESTER, ILL., Feb 22, 2018 – Northwestern State University (NSU) will transition its Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 22, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community.

With this new partnership between Follett and NSU, students and faculty at both locations will benefit from Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that can save students up to 80 percent on titles when compared to purchasing new.

“As a partner in education, our mission is to help administrators shape and deliver a fulfilling campus experience,” said Clay Wahl, President of Follett Higher Education. “For students, this means delivering convenient access to affordable course material options so they can be prepared to succeed in class.”

Follett will also offer affordable open educational resources content and courseware by Lumen Learning. Additionally, students will have access to a diverse selection of digital learning technologies, including the Follett Discover platform, that help promote anywhere/anytime access to affordable materials within existing campus applications. New store services include Follett’s popular price match program, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible, and their year-round buyback program, which allows students to sell back their used books.

Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh the store’s general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for both classroom and campus life essentials. Customers can expect a custom product assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in clothing, gifts, supplies, technology and more. Exciting brands carried include Adidas®, Champion®, League® Collegiate Outfitters, Cutter and Buck® apparel, MV Sport® and more. The Natchitoches store will carry Apple® products. The full breadth of products and services offered can be explored both in-store and online through (Shreveport) or (Natchitoches).

Both the Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores will receive complete renovations over the summer with the newly remodeled spaces unveiled for fall 2018.

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About Northwestern State University |
Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. NSU prepares its students to become productive members of society and promotes economic development and improvements in the quality of life of the citizens in its region. NSU is a member of the University of Louisiana System.

About the Northwestern State University Shreveport Campus Store |
The Northwestern State University Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans – offering products and services both in-store and online. The store is located at 1800 Line Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101.

About the NSU Campus Store |
The NSU Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans – offering products and services both in-store and online. The store is located in the Friedman Student Union Building at 350 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71457.

About Follett Corporation |
Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit For more information on our partnership with Lumen Learning, visit

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