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Follett Selected to Manage Two North Shore Community College Campus Stores

WESTCHESTER, ILL., Mar 20, 2018 – North Shore Community College (NSCC) transitioned its Danvers and Lynn campus stores to Follett Higher Education on March 1, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. The stores were formerly run by the campus.

With this new Follett and NSCC partnership, 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 textbooks.

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 helps 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. Students will be able to use their financial aid to purchase course materials both in-store and online.

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

“The College looks forward to this exciting new partnership which will provide expanded and refreshed products to our students and faculty members,” said NSCC President Patricia A. Gentile. “We were the last community college in Massachusetts to run our own bookstore and it was time to move in a new direction. We look forward to what Follett will be able to additionally offer our community.”

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 Champion®, MV Sport®, Boxercraft® and more. The full breadth of products and services offered can be explored both in-store and online through (Danvers) or (Lynn).

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About North Shore Community College |
NSCC is one of Massachusetts' leading, affordable colleges north of Boston. Operating from campuses in Lynn, Danvers and Middleton, it serves 26 cities and towns. NSCC delivers post-secondary education to more than 8,800 credit students in an academic year, and an additional 3,000 noncredit students. The College also provides lifelong learning opportunities to area residents through workforce development training to businesses, individuals and community development resources.

About the North Shore Community College Campus Stores |
Danvers Campus: The North Shore Community College Danvers Campus Store is devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community - offering products and services both in-store and online. The store is in the Math & Science Building at 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923. Find them online here:

Lynn Campus: The North Shore Community College Lynn Campus Store is the city’s sole bookstore and is devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community - offering products and services both in-store and online. The store is in the McGee Building at 300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Find them online here:

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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Follett Corporation

Tom Kline

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