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Kenyon College Bookstore

Kenyon College Bookstore

106 Gaskin Avenue, Gambier 43022

(740) 427-5652
(740) 427-5618
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The Kenyon Bookstore is the nation's longest continuously-operating college bookstore, and the third-oldest bookstore of any kind in America. Planning for the store began in 1825, when Kenyon's founder and first president Philander Chase wrote, "school books cannot be had in our poor country 'bookstores.' . . . Is every young man to send hither and thither for a book and perhaps be obliged after all to send to the East before he can be accommodated? Surely not. We must have a bookstore belonging to the Institution."

The Kenyon College Bookstore is the college's "second living room" where, as The Wall Street Journal reports, you can "sit in armchairs, eat ice cream, and read all day long without . . . once getting a cold stare from an employee."

All revenue from the Kenyon College Bookstore returns to the college.  When you make your purchases at the Kenyon College Bookstore, you know what you are supporting.  In today's retail atmosphere, that is not always clear.  We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you.

Opening hours

Opening hours

Monday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM