By Nicole Chadwick
When prospective families visit Elon, one thing they look for is the campus shop.
“We feel like people who are visiting schools, it’s very nostalgic to come to the campus shop,” said Kathy Scarborough, manager of the Elon Campus Shop.
Scarborough thinks business has changed for the Barnes & Noble affiliated store in downtown Elon.
“We have a different clientele of traffic,” she said. “We also welcome the community into the store much more so than when we were in Moseley.”
The store moved across campus in the fall of 2011 to the new facility, and ever since, they’ve been welcoming more Town of Elon and Burlington residents in the store.
Students still are the targeted clients, but Sarah Turner Wells, who works in the bookstore and as a tour guide, says parents are the biggest buyers
According to Wells, the number of people visiting Elon’s campus is significantly larger in the spring than in the fall, bringing even more people to the campus shop, even though it is no longer located next to the admissions welcome center. And she and Scarborough agree they’re seeing a bigger variety of people walking through the doors.
And despite the move last fall, Scarborough is confident that they haven’t missed a beat, or a book.
Campus Shop Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM-5:00 PM