Proud winner of the
Manatee County Small Business of the Year Award!
Welcome to Campus Books! We hope you find everything you need for your classes at the State College of Florida (SCF), Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Branches. College, yes even a Community College, can be very expensive. On top of this finding the proper textbooks and resource materials required for your particular classes can be both confusing and frustrating. Please allow our staff to combat the confusion, frustration, and expense on your behalf.
REMEMBER: We also buy back used textbooks! Even your rather old textbooks may still have resale value in the used book market. Come in and we'll take a look at them.
HUGE PRICE REDUCTIONS in every aisle!
Some prices slashed up to 75% off!
NEW "My Math Labs" only $82.95/"My Stat Labs" $81.95
Our mission and our goal is to provide the proper textbooks and materials for every SCF Bradenton Branch student's class schedule at the lowest total cost possible. We will shop used book markets on the student's behalf; we will provide new books at list price or less; we will provide the materials and supplies we can at reasonable prices; and we will refer students to the best sources we know of for any materials we are unable to supply ourselves.
Campus Books is a labor of love of the Bennett family.
Mary & Mac Bennett founded Campus Books in July of 1998 in order to provide a much needed alternative source for textbooks to the students of State College of Florida (SCF).
Mary is a certified Math teacher and juggled teaching full time at Bayshore High School with working long nights in the store for their first 7 years in business. In January 2005, she agreed to "retire" from teaching and assumed more of the overall day to day operations of Campus Books.
Mac had almost 20 years prior experience running on-campus college bookstores here in Florida as well as in Ohio when Campus Books first opened its doors in 1998. Mac thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of an ever -changing college bookstore industry until his very sudden and unexpected death on June 7, 2008. We used to think that he spent an inordinate amount of time playing Free Cell in his office; now we realize just how much he handled in a day's time.
William Nicholas Bennett, better known as 'the Nick Bud', was the store's first full-time employee despite being the youngest son. He worked hard to help get the store going, but left in 2004 to pursue a career as a Project Manager in commercial construction in Hillsborough County. He now operates Bennett Building & Development, LLC a commercial and residential construction company. Whenever his project schedule allows, Nick returns to help with "RUSH" at Campus Books.
Bryanne Reneé Lane, pronounced 'Brian', is the middle child and only daughter. She was a member of the family business full-time for three years, until her husband's vocation moved them to southern Alabama. There she completed her A. S. in Business Administration and now stays quite busy as a pastor's wife and stay-at-home mom to their daughter Miss Emily Catherine. Bryanne makes "guest appearances" to help with customer service during the busy semester start ups.
Michael Legendré Bennett, whom you'll hear his family refer to as Jon or Shaun, is the eldest son and the last of the three children to join the ranks of the family business. Michael was living in Seattle, Washington when the store first opened and had to be arm-twisted into moving back to Florida. He was only in town a few months however, before jumping on board at Campus Books. In 2006 however, Michael moved to Nashville, Tennessee in order to re-enter the computer programming field.
Campus Books is a member of NACS, the National Assn. of College Stores and FACS, the Florida Assn. of College Stores
Directions and Contact Information
Please contact us with questions, concerns, or comments you may have. We love to have people drop in, even just to chat! Let us provide you with the opportunity to save you significant money on your required textbooks at MCC.
We are located cattycorner to the SCF Bradenton Branch campus, across 26th Street West in the Bayshore Crossings shopping center immediately south of 60th Ave. If coming from Business 41 (14th Street), follow 53rd, 57th, or 60th Avenues west to 26th Street, turn left onto 26th and proceed a short distance to the Bayshore Crossings shopping center on your left. You will find us next to Paradise Tans.
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