Last time, we spoke briefly about how college bookstores aren’t the cold, uncaring corporations many people think they are (at least, we’re not). Let’s delve into why that actually is. What makes the OTC Bookstore more than just a business out to make a quick buck selling textbooks?
Quite a bit, actually. Just as textbooks are only part of the college experience, textbooks are only part of what the OTC Bookstore is about. Like college, we’re about more than just learning; we’re about bettering your life, making it more enjoyable. After all, where would be the fun in working someplace where all of the customers leave with frowns on their faces? Since OTC began running the bookstore in July of 2009, we’ve been striving to be, not just a location to buy textbooks, but also the biggest place on the OTC campus that celebrates the spirit of our fine college.
For starters, we fully believe in giving back to our community. Records indicate that we paid out nearly a million dollars to students last year for their unwanted textbooks. We participate in a variety of OTC events, including Community Day and the semester-ly SGA Picnic, giving away free prizes and offering a variety of games to play. Once the big textbook rush dies down, we have Game Day, where students can take a break from classes and play video games for a chance to win bookstore gift cards. In the past, we’ve donated textbooks to young men and women in underdeveloped countries. On several occasions, we’ve been known to offer the chance for students to win a free textbook or two.
But let’s talk business for a bit, shall we? What items does the OTC Bookstore sell besides textbooks? On the educational side, we have writing utensils, folders, notebooks, backpacks, and other assorted items essential for the average college student. On the more fun side, you can show your OTC pride with our large variety of T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, even coffee mugs, Frisbees, and footballs bearing the OTC logo. Hungry or thirsty? Eat, drink, and be merry with our huge food and drink selection. Satiate your electronics hunger with discount DVDs, video games, printers, even laptops and iPods. And that’s to say nothing of the other assorted items we carry, such as bobbleheads, candles, Buckyballs, and the latest New York Times bestsellers.
Yep, there’s a lot more to the OTC Bookstore than meets the eye. So stop on by today—if not for a textbook, then to check out all the neat stuff we have to make your college experience more enjoyable.
After all, that’s what we’re here for.