BY BRANDON HOMMEL
When you think of the word, bookstore, the smell of grotesque old books comes to mind, or the slightly over-priced, crisp spines of novels at the retailers Chapters or Coles. Conestoga’s Bookstore isn’t musty not does it sell just books.
Of course, all of the books and materials students need for their program can be purchased there.
At the Doon campus it is located in the A-Wing, just inside Door 1.
Getting there early is essential if you want to avoid the sometimes massive line near the end of the school day. Also, knowing what you’re looking for will help you in the long run.
Don’t know what you’re getting yet? That’s fine. On the first day of classes your professors will tell you what books you will need.
Already know what books are required and want to get ahead? You’re in luck. By logging into the student portal with your college ID number and password, all of the books you need for your program can be ordered online. They can be shipped to your house, residence, and even back to the bookstore.
Can’t find the book you’re looking for? You can ask one of the many bookstore employees to help you find it and maybe even hear about a listing of second-hand books for sale.
While there, you can check out the tons of other products that will help your school year cruise by. These include laptops, tech accessories (headphones, computer mice, styli and even speakers), candies and snacks, postage stamps, Grand River bus tickets and official Conestoga College crested clothing and gifts.
“The Bookstore helped me a lot actually,” said second-year business administration student, Anastasia Dao. “The employees showed me where my books were and how to properly find them for next time. During my first couple of weeks at Conestoga, I used to always come to the Bookstore to buy something small to eat in class.”
Nathan Bowern a second-year business foundations student, said, “It was probably one of the easiest rooms to find in the college, for me anyway. There are so many cool things to buy there too like a laptop, which is crazy.”
The Bookstore is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
For further information, contact the Bookstore at 519-748-5220, ext. 3241.
BY BRANDON HOMMEL