You can only judge a book after you read it, but one look at the newly renovated campus bookstore and you're likely to be wowed.
In just three weeks, fixtures were upgraded, the floor plan changed for more consumer convenience, and softer colors now decorate the walls. A major focus of the renovations is having the bookstore reflect the history and achievements of the University of Michigan-Flint. The design team achieved this by working with the campus archivist to identify campus photos and images to incorporate into the store's interior décor.
To "show-off' the extreme makeover, a formal ribbon cutting is set for Thursday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Besides the UM-Flint folks, Tim Herman, CEO of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will join us for this Partners for Progress event.
Other features in the renovation include special sections highlighting faculty authors and books that reflect local topics and interests. For the special event, a number of faculty authors have been invited, including our current award winning Winegarden Visiting Professor Christopher Paul Curtis, who will be signing his books.
When the bookstore renovation was made public, it was also announced that an annual donation of $15,000 will be placed in the "Barnes & Noble Scholarship" fund for UM-Flint students.
The celebration will continue until 7 p.m., and will include refreshments, door prizes, free samples, and much more.