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Follett to Operate Four More Campus Stores in the Maine Community College System

Campus Store Retailer Now Operates Stores in All Seven Community Colleges in the State of Maine


WESTCHESTER, IL, Jul 10, 2017 – Four more stores in the Maine Community College System (MCCS) joined the Follett Corporation family of campus stores in June 2017. Follett now operates stores at Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Southern Maine Community College in South Portland; Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle; and Washington County Community College in Calais. They join the other three Maine community college stores currently operated by Follett: Eastern Community College in Bangor; Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield; and York County Community College in Wells.

The seven colleges within the MCCS serve some 30,000 individuals each year through their degree programs and workforce development initiatives.  With these new campus partnerships, MCCS faculty and students will have access to 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 delivers significant savings compared to purchasing new. Follett also offers a number of digital academic tools and programs that provide affordability and learning benefits, ranging from Instant Access to lower-priced digital course materials before the first day of class, and affordable open educational resources (OER) content and courseware by Lumen Learning.  New store services also include Follett’s year-round buyback and price match programs.

"We’re proud to serve the entire Maine Community College System of students, faculty and staff, parents and alumni,” said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education. “Follett’s main focus is on enhancing the community college experience, so the MCCS community can expect our campus stores to deliver great products, promote affordable course material options and celebrate the unique spirit of each campus."

Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. Customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. Follett’s products and services will be available in the store and online through eFollett.com - the leading online source for course materials and fan wear.

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About Maine Community College System
The MCCS is Maine’s comprehensive two-year college system, offering technical, career, and transfer programs; customized training; and lifelong learning.  The colleges offer nearly 300 program options ranging from business to health care and from trades and technologies to liberal studies.

About Central Maine Community College Campus Store | www.bkstr.com/cmccstore
The Central Maine Community College Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Auburn community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. The store is located in Jalbert Hall at 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210.

About Northern Maine Community College Campus Store | www.bkstr.com/nmccstore
The Northern Maine Community College Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Presque Isle community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. The store is located in the Christie Complex at 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769.

About Southern Maine Community College Campus Store | www.bkstr.com/smccmestore
The Southern Maine Community College Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local South Portland community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. The store is located in the Campus Center at 86 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106.

About Washington County Community College Campus Store | www.bkstr.com/wcccmestore
The Washington County Community College Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Calais community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. The store is located in Riverview Hall at 1 College Drive, Calais, ME 04619.

About Follett Corporation | www.follett.com
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 www.follett.com. For more information on our partnership with Lumen Learning, visit www.follett.com/lumen.   

Media Contact:
Follett Corporation
Tom Kline
708.200.8610


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