The competition for textbook sales is increasing in the University District, and the Tiger Bookstore at 3533 Walker Ave. is trying to keep up.
The Tiger Book Store has been in the U District since 1964. Each year the store owners try to make it easier for customers to purchase books and apparel in its store at reasonable prices.
“We have the lowest price on clothes and apparel,” said Vera Stanfield, the manager at the Tiger Book Store.
However, the Tiger Book Store has a lot of competition when it comes to books, especially from Textbook Brokers at 3566 Walker Ave. right across the street.
Textbook Brokers is also a bookstore that sells college books. Textbook Brokers also buy used textbooks.
“It’s improved a lot. We didn’t have a lot of things like the Tiger Promotions, concessions and the Smart Card Club,” said Rashunda Burkings, an employee at the Tiger Book Store.
The Smart Card Club gives customers discounts on future purchases at the Tiger Book Store.
For instance, if customers purchase $25 or more on clothes and apparel they will receive $5 off their next purchase. If they spend $200 or more on books, they will receive $10 off their next purchase. If they spend $300 or more on books, they will receive $15 off their next purchase.
The Smart Card Club also gives customer $2 off when selling back books.
The Tiger Promotions lets customer design his or her own t-shirt. The customer can design anything; it does not have to deal with the U of M.
The store also operates a concessions stand at all U of M football games promoting the Tiger Book Store, where it sells merchandise from the store such as Tiger shirts and hats.
For more information on the Tiger Book Store visit its website.