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Hendrix College Selects Akademos as Online Bookstore Partner

CONWAY, Ark. (October 1, 2019) — Hendrix College has selected Akademos, an online course materials platform, to manage textbook adoptions and sales starting in the Spring 2020 semester. 

The move to Akademos follows the closing this month of Village Books, which had been managed by the College’s previous retail partner. 

Akademos will provide students with a wide selection of course material format options including new, used, eBook, and rental at significant savings in addition to 24x7x365 accessibility and free shipping for all retail orders of new and used books over $49. 

Students can access these materials through a new website that conveniently integrates student courses, associated course materials, and multiple purchasing options with a single sign-on. The new website will go live for faculty to enter their textbook adoptions Oct. 14, and for student ordering Dec. 2. Increased embeddedness in College systems will make the new bookstore a well-integrated component of the Hendrix student experience.  

"We are excited to welcome Akademos as the College’s textbook vendor,” said Hendrix Provost Dr. Terri Bonebright. “They have a great reputation among their clients in higher education. We believe they will provide better prices, easier access to materials, and great customer service to our students and faculty members.” 

Faculty and administrators will have access to a comprehensive platform that offers a modernized process for managing all aspects of course materials adoption: a step-by-step guide for selections, recommendations, and past adoption history, with the ability to compare prices in real-time. The analytics tools also give leadership increased visibility into the process with the ability to track critical data, including student purchasing and utilization, and the ability to connect with faculty and students via built-in notifications.

A Hendrix spirit shop will open on campus later this year, providing a source for students, community members, and alumni to purchase Hendrix-branded spirit wear and gift items. The spirit shop will also have a presence in the Wellness and Athletics Center during certain varsity sporting events. Hendrix Athletics spirit wear is also available online.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at