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Southern Virginia Launches Virtual Bookstore with

Southern Virginia University recently announced the launch of its new online bookstore in partnership with Available immediately, the virtual store will replace the University’s on-campus bookstore.

The online store is available to students 24/7 and aims to provide improved access to course materials at a reduced cost. Instructions for buying and selling books can be found by visiting the virtual bookstore at

“We’re looking forward to our partnership with,” said Jeremiah John, Provost at Southern Virginia. “It will make buying and renting textbooks more convenient and affordable for our students.”

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The University’s virtual bookstore will complement the University’s LaunchPad Initiative, a technology partnership with Apple that places an iPad Pro, Apple Keyboard and Apple Pencil in the hands of every student and faculty member.

Students will be able to rent and buy new and used books as well as eBooks at up to 70 percent off publisher list prices. They will also benefit from’s best-in-class customer service team, which provides year-round support and facilitates buybacks each semester.

“’s virtual bookstore program is committed to improved textbook affordability,” said President and CEO Matt Montgomery. “We’re are pleased to partner with Southern Virginia University to align with their goals of providing students with an innovative virtual bookstore experience that reduces course material costs, streamlines adoption for faculty, and ultimately drives academic outcomes.”

About is a premier online retailer of course materials and digital content. Consistently exceeding industry standards,’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest and most affordable way for high school, college and university students to buy, rent and sell textbooks and access digital content.

From the company’s beginning in 1999, its driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers it serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full service Virtual Bookstores and the ALL Access program.’s mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date.

Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at and