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Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore renovation has begun

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, Fellowship Construction Inc. began renovation work at the corner of College Street and Fourth Street to convert a former Ford car dealership into the Austin Peay State University (APSU) new campus bookstore.

Artist rendition of Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore. (APSU)
Artist rendition of Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore. (APSU)

Construction should be completed in May with the 13,000-square-foot bookstore opening before the fall 2020 semester.

“It’s a 180-day construction contract time, and they’ve already gutted the building,” Philip Zoch, APSU project manager, said. “It will be a Barnes and Noble Bookstore with a coffee shop. Upstairs, the second floor will be renovated for future Austin Peay State University use. That project is currently being studied.”

In January 2016, the University purchased 11 acres along College Street from the Jenkins and Wynne automobile dealership. A year and a half later, Austin Peay State University partnered with national book retailer Barnes and Noble to operate the campus bookstore, currently located in the Harvill Building across from the Morgan University Center.

When the bookstore relocates to College Street next year, Barnes and Noble will continue to serve APSU students while also selling children’s books, trade books, best sellers, office supplies and Austin Peay-branded merchandise to the public.

In Tennessee, Barnes and Noble operates several campus bookstores, including retail stores at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee at Martin, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sewanee: The University of the South.           

For information on the bookstore, visit https://apsu.bncollege.com/shop/apsu/home.

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