September 12, 2007

Hornets are buzzing about Sac State’s new bookstore

The crowd flipped for the new Hornet Bookstore during its Sept. 12 dedication. The crowd flipped for the new Hornet Bookstore during its Sept. 12 dedication.

Sacramento State’s new bookstore
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Sacramento State officially dedicated the University’s new Hornet Bookstore at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, and the store is already a best seller.

The crowd was treated to routines from Sacramento State cheerleaders. Caricaturists on hand for the occasion were very popular, with long lines forming for the humorous sketches.

The 53,000 square-foot store opened July 30, replacing the former 28,000 square-foot facility. It features a Java City coffee house and plenty of chairs and tables giving students room to study or peruse a book or magazine. Students will find just about everything they need for class, from paint brushes to stethoscopes, along with mugs, glasses, T-shirts, caps, and sweatshirts.

The dedication ceremony included a ribbon cutting and a presentation and book signing by Brendon Burchard, author of Life’s a Golden Ticket and The Student Leadership Guide. University President Alexander Gonzalez; Matt Altier, executive director and CEO of University Enterprises, Inc. and vice president for real property and new business development; and Tom Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education, the shop’s operator addressed the crowd. A barbecue and live music by Minus Halo, a rock, alternative, metal band provided entertainment and food.

For more information on the bookstore and its services, call (916) 278-6446, or visit www.hornetbookstore.com. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.