Rio Grande Bookstore
University of Rio Grande &
Rio Grande Community College
AN OVERVIEW OF THE RIO GRANDE BOOKSTORE
The Rio Grande Bookstore is a service organization, institutionally owned and operated by the University of Rio Grande. Our goal is to assist and enhance the academic mission of the institution, by making available all educational materials to students of both the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.
Originally we operated as the Rio Grande Corporation, established as a "for-profit" corporation in 1987. Until September of 1994, the corporation operated both the University Bookstore and a Game Room. Business students, who were called Rio Grande Corporation Associates, managed all functions of the corporation. This business model was successful in its operation as well as providing a safe environment for learning opportunities to Rio Grande students.
Since August of 2009, the original corporation was merged into the University of Rio Grande, and operates under the guidance and direction of the offices of Administrative Affairs. The bookstore operates year-long, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Many different product lines are offered including the normal offerings of new and used textbooks, school supplies, and emblematic clothing including the Nike and Under Armour brands. Along with those product lines, we also have available computer hardware and software, resident student life needs, and emblematic gifts and souvenirs.