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New Official Bookstore and Campus Store Provider Starting This Summer


After a national competitive bid process, the University selected Follett to be Stony Brook’s course materials provider and campus store operator. As you may recall, Amazon recently changed their business model nationwide, and starting Summer 2018, they will no longer be providing customized course material services to higher education institutions.

Follett stood out as a partner that would offer a better program and expanded opportunities for students to save on their overall costs of course materials. Such benefits include a robust textbook rental program and a varied selection of digital learning technologies.

As a leading player in the education industry for over 140 years, Follett currently works with 80,000 schools as a key provider of education technology services and print and digital content, and operates nearly 1,200 campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the nation.

Follett will also operate our campus stores, Shop Red West in the lower level of the Melville Library, and Shop Red East on Level 2, Room 310 of Health Sciences, featuring items such as school supplies and official Stony Brook licensed goods and gear. The Seawolves MarketPlace in the Student Activities Center will undergo a renovation over the summer to open as a new coffee shop in Fall 2018.

The Amazon@StonyBrook pick up location will remain open in the lower level of the Melville Library, so the campus community will still be able to take advantage of the convenient services that Amazon offers.

Please join us on March 7 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm at the Wang Center for an Open House where Follett will share with faculty all of the benefits of this new service and demo their course material requisition tool.

The process for adding new course materials for summer and fall is ongoing, so that every student can obtain their books before classes begin. Should you have questions regarding book adoptions or requisitions, please reach out to the Bookstore Liaison’s office at or (631) 632-9828.

For updates on the transition process, please visit


Deborah DiFranco
FSA Bookstore Liaison - Faculty Student Advocate
Stony Brook University

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