Ribbon-cutting for new NSU Marketplace bookstore Friday


NATCHITOCHES – A ribbon-cutting for Northwestern State University’s newly renovated campus bookstore, the NSU Marketplace, will held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.  Officials from NSU, the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce and Follett Higher Education will gather for the grand opening event at the store, located at 912 University Parkway across from NSU’s Watson Library.


Students, alumni and the public are invited to attend the event, which will include $10 off of a $50 purchase for all NSU imprinted clothing and gift purchases, along with refreshments, games, prizes and fun for all NSU fans.


Prior to Friday’s ribbon-cutting, on Thursday, Oct. 25, the NSU Marketplace will offer 20 percent off all NSU imprinted gift purchases and a pumpkin painting contest from 2-4 p.m.


NSU announced its partnership with Follett for bookstore operations in February. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content and works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores.  In addition to textbooks, the NSU Marketplace offers NSU merchandise, clothing, supplies, technology and Apple products.


The NSU Marketplace opened for business in August, just prior to NSU’s Fall semester.  Renovations for the bookstore at NSU’s Shreveport campus is ongoing. Information about products and services offered can be explored both in-store and online through www.bkstr.com/northwesternstateustore or www.nsulashreveportshop.com.