Spring break is considered to be a time to refresh, and that’s the case this year for the Notre Dame bookstores. The stores will be closed over spring break, March 5-13, so management can smoothly transfer from Follett to Barnes & Noble College (BNC). The dates were chosen, in part, to cause students and faculty as little disruption as possible.
Notre Dame operates five bookstore retail properties and an online order fulfillment center.
The two largest stores are the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on campus and the Hammes Bookstore and Cafe at Eddy Street, which will close Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, respectively. Both will reopen Monday, March 14, under BNC management.
When the bookstore re-opens, department discounts will be 20%, no longer the 30% received in the past. Personal faculty and staff purchases will continue to receive a 20% discount.
Between April and July, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will be renovated one section at a time to cause as little disruption as possible for shoppers. A new cafe experience, offering coffee, pastries and sandwiches, will open in the spring.
At the Hammes Bookstore and Cafe at Eddy Street, shoppers will notice some cosmetic changes to the store come August. Additional renovations will occur in spring of 2023. Other than being temporarily closed between Sunday, March 6, to Sunday, March 13, the Starbucks inside the Eddy Street location will be unaffected by the change in store management.
Please note that Departmental/FOAPAL, student and Domer Dollar transactions will be unavailable Tuesday, March 1, through Sunday, March 13.
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