The BYU Bookstore is celebrating its centennial by throwing a 100-Year Birthday Bash the week of Oct. 9 -13. The Bookstore will give out 100 gift cards to customers at the cash registers throughout the week and will give customers a chance to win a MacBook laptop or one of several iPod nanos.
In addition to the weeklong giveaways, the Bookstore will feature “1906 pricing” by offering 5 cent candy bars, along with special discounts on items such as iPods and books while supplies last.
Monday, Oct. 9, there will be free popcorn at the northeast (Cougareat) entrance of the Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, there will be birthday gifts available while supplies last.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 the Bookstore Barbecue will take place, with free hot dogs, chips and cupcakes in Brigham’s Square from noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct.12, there will be free soda at the northeast (Cougareat) entrance of the Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13, the winners of the 1.83 GHz MacBook laptop and five iPod nanos will be revealed at 2 p.m. The BYU Bookstore was originally called the Students’ Supply Association and began operations during the 1906-1907 school year under President George H. Brimhall’s administration. The association’s first home was practically a broom closet in the Brigham Young Academy Building. The store had room for only one employee to work at a time, and books and supplies were sold through the doorway.
Today, the BYU Bookstore is among the largest college bookstores in the country, employing nearly 300 student employees and 100 full-time employees. All profits from the BYU Bookstore go back to support the university.
Writer: Kaylene Vest