SUNY Cobleskill Partners with Virtual Bookstores to Offer Substantial Textbook Savings for Students

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“This opportunity to reduce the price of textbooks and course materials by 50% is a game changer for our students." - Brian Marhaver, Executive Director, Cobleskill Auxiliary Services, Inc.

After a competitive search for a partner to meet their textbook needs, SUNY Cobleskill selected Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, while also providing a streamlined and convenient ordering process. As the first university within the SUNY system to adopt this online bookstore model, SUNY Cobleskill will save students up to 70% off publisher list prices, aligning with the university’s focus of providing an exceptional education at an affordable price. Beyond cost savings, students can take advantage of every purchasing option, including new, used, rental, eTextbook, and an expansive network of third-party Marketplace sellers.

SUNY Cobleskill students will have the freedom to order online and take advantage of a free ship-to-store option at their campus store. Leveraging the power of the Ship-to-Store software, SUNY Cobleskill’s self-operated package pickup location within the campus store streamlines the distribution process, with students receiving mobile alerts when their packages arrive. Students can also take advantage of a superior in-house customer service department to ensure a smooth ordering and delivery experience as well as onsite buybacks each semester., who is taking over bookstore operations from Barnes and Noble, will offer a seamless integration with Banner, SUNY Cobleskill’s Student Information System, creating a customized ordering process utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO). With this cohesive strategy, students will also enjoy the convenience of registration integration, offering streamlined course material ordering at the same time they register for classes.

In addition to student benefits, the Virtual Bookstore will also serve SUNY Cobleskill faculty with a powerful online adoption tool to streamline the entire adoption process and improve efficiencies. The Faculty Adoption Support Tool (FAST) offers an intuitive interface with step-by-step guides to research, compare real-time pricing, and adopt course materials, along with the academic freedom to choose best-fit content from over 10 million titles, regardless of publisher or platform. Faculty also benefit from a dedicated Management Team to extend additional adoption support.

“This opportunity to reduce the price of textbooks and course materials by 50% is a game changer for our students,” said Brian Marhaver, Executive Director of Cobleskill Auxiliary Services, Inc. “The prices of books and supplies have been rising for many years and SUNY Cobleskill has elected to take a stance and save our students real cash. It is the first model like this in the SUNY system and we hope it sets a trend”.

“ is thrilled to partner with SUNY Cobleskill to help them address textbook affordability through an innovative virtual bookstore solution,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “We look forward to working together to offer on-campus support coupled with a superior online bookstore experience, and applaud SUNY Cobleskill for seeking ways to provide students the right course materials at competitive prices.”

SUNY Cobleskill students now have full access to their Virtual Bookstore. More information on Virtual Bookstores can be found at

About is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards,’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. The company launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s. From the beginning, their driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers they serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Virtual Bookstores and the ALL Access program.'s mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date. Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at

About SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Cobleskill, located in Cobleskill, NY, is part of the State University of New York system and offers 56 associate and baccalaureate degree degree programs in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Consistently recognized among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Cobleskill sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice, serving over 2,500 students. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and offers state-of-the-art facilities to pursue study and research opportunities to support their standard that students learn by doing. Learn more at

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