The Campus Bookstore Mission:
The Grinnell College Bookstore is an academically oriented resource, where the need for, and interest in reading and study engendered in the classroom can be nurtured and reinforced. It is also a social focal point on the campus offering many goods and services required by a multivaried college community.
The College Bookstore is owned and operated by Grinnell College, under policies set down by the Board of Trustees, under the direction of the Vice President of College Services.
The purpose of the College Bookstore is to provide for the sale of book and supply requirements connected with the academic programs of the college, the sale of general books of interest to a diverse college community, and the sale of emblematic clothing and gift items supporting promotional activities.
The College Bookstore is operated on sound business principles in the anticipation that its income will cover both its operating expenses and its attributable capital development costs.
On-Campus Bookstore Responsibilities and Facts:
Course Materials 57%
General Reading books 3%
Apparel and Insignia Items 24%
School, Art and Electronic Supplies 11%
The Pioneer Bookshop Mission:
The Pioneer Bookshop is a connection between the College and the community. The Pioneer Bookshop is owned and operated by Grinnell College, under policies set down by the Board of Trustees, under the direction of Vice President of College Services. The shop features books authored by Iowans and Midwest themed titles, bestselling novels and non-fiction, unique gift s of interest to readers, framed art, and a selection of College apparel and gifts.
The Pioneer Bookshop opened in April 2007 and is located on 4th Avenue next to the Sullivan Bank.
Pioneer Bookshop Responsibilities and Facts:
General Reading Books 87%
Apparel and Insignia Items 8%
Cards and Gifts 5%