Staying independent doesn't mean you're alone

We firmly believe our extensive experience in the higher education market uniquely qualifies us to be the preeminent resource for—and champion of—independent college retailers.
Ben Riggsby Interim President and CEO
For nearly 100 years, we have been serving guests, schools, stores and other partners across the country. We started in 1915 with a single college store and continue to be innovators in our industry. We are dedicated to making college—one of life’s best experiences — even better by:
  • Renting and selling more than 8 million textbooks annually
  • Supporting more than 2,500 stores with textbooks, technology, and ecommerce services
  • Constantly exploring and developing new technology specific to this exciting industry
  • Providing consultative services and an online presence to independent and institutional stores to help them better serve their guests
We’re here to serve you—let us know how we can help by emailing


Buyback Products & Services

Buy Back Products And Services NBC’s Marketing Services division provides turnkey marketing solutions for independent bookstores. We can help you effectively reach students on your campus, build brand awareness and boost traffic and sales.

Textbook Services

tmb Give students what they want — savings — while you tackle Internet competition and protect your sales. The NBC Textbook Rental Partnership offers all the benefits of a traditional rental program, with margins comparable to a standard sale and zero risk.

Complementary Services

tmb NBC offers a variety of services and solutions that help our clients better serve their customer.



September 08, 2014
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