The University of Notre Dame has renewed its partnership with Follett Higher Education Group for the management of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and other retail operations on campus. The five-year contract includes an option for an additional five years at the Universitys discretion.
Follett has managed the Hammes Bookstore since 1997 and plans to introduce several improvements in coming months, including an increase in book titles, expansion of the newspaper and periodical selections, additional staffing, more square footage, enhanced lighting, and an updated café.
At Notre Dame, we recognize that a world-class academic bookstore should be a reflection of our campus, our history and our academic excellence,said John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of the University.We believe that Follett identifies with this distinction and, through its corporate strength, is best positioned to provide our campus with a unique bookstore experience.
Thomas Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education Group, said:The Hammes Bookstore is a campus destination for students, parents, alumni, fans and residents of the surrounding community. All of us at Follett are proud to be a part of this tradition, and today we reaffirm our commitment to Notre Dame.
Founded in 1873 and based inOak Brook,Ill., Follett Higher Education Group is a family-owned college bookstore operator managing more than 750 campus stores throughoutNorth America.