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BARNES & NOBLE TO BEGIN SERVING THE TCC COMMUNITY
On-campus and online stores launch in February

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 24, 2007) – Next month, the first Barnes & Noble Tidewater Community College Bookstores will open and begin serving TCC students, faculty and the surrounding communities.

The first store will open Feb. 1 at TCC’s Norfolk Campus. This temporary facility will be located on the sixth floor of the Martin Building at 300 Granby St. Four days later, three more Barnes & Noble college bookstores will open their doors at the Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach campuses.

For customers who prefer online shopping, Barnes & Noble is launching a new TCC bookstore website, http://www.tcc.bncollege.com. The website carries a full range of textbook, school supplies, apparel and gift items. Customers who shop TCC’s online bookstore can have their purchases delivered or pick them up at the appropriate campus location. In addition to purchasing textbooks and other goods online, students can find out which books the bookstore will buy back each semester. The new website also gives faculty the freedom to place textbook requests for the upcoming semester online, 24/7.

Later this year, Barnes & Noble and TCC will open a 28,000-square-foot “academic superstore” in MacArthur Center in downtown Norfolk. Once this superstore opens, the Portsmouth and Chesapeake locations will convert from bookstores to textbook distribution centers, open during peak book-buying periods, while the Virginia Beach store will remain open year round as a full-service college bookstore. Portsmouth and Chesapeake campuses will have kiosks open all year selling school supplies and incidentals. Following the opening of the MacArthur Center location, the Norfolk Campus bookstore will relocate to the academic superstore.

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. is a privately held, sister company to Barnes & Noble Inc. the nation’s largest bookseller. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers manages bookstores at more than 600 colleges and universities across North America.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.


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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

 
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