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Shop HUGE sales on Maroon Friday, Nov. 29, at the Colgate Bookstore. Skip the crowds and keep your dollars local this holiday season. The bookstore will be open 10am – 5pm and all gifts, toys, and food will be 20% off.

  • Support your favorite small businesses. When you #ShopSmall, you make a big impact on us and our whole community. And that’s something worth celebrating. Head over to the Colgate Bookstore on Saturday, Nov. 30th for the 10 th annual Small Business Saturday. The bookstore will be open 10am – 5pm and all gifts, toys, and food will be 20% off. Enjoy locally made refreshments and cider while you shop.
  • Want to shop but don’t want to leave the couch? Our website is just a click away. Shop great sales on Cyber Monday (Dec. 2 nd ) at the Colgate Bookstore. The entire website (www.colgatebookstore.com) will be 13% off (some exclusions apply). Enter promo code FREE19 at checkout for free shipping (Standard UPS Ground) on orders over $100. Plus for $9.99, you can add the 2019 Holiday Collector Bear ($24.99 value) to any order over $100.
  • Calling all booklovers. Come to our Annual Booklovers Club Reception on Tuesday, Dec. 3 rd from 6pm – 7pm to receive free books, and enter to win more. Enjoy locally made cookies and receive expert personal assistance while shopping for the holidays. Here’s how it works: Our friends in publishing have donated great books, which we combine into bundles. For every book you purchase at the reception, you’ll receive one raffle ticket. Browse through the bundles to find the perfect collection. Then, place your raffle ticket on the bundle of your choice, and see if you are the winner. All drawings for book bundles will be held at 7pm. You need not be present to win.
  • Want even more free books? Come browse our collection of free advance reading copies – including books that haven’t even been published yet.
  • We have something for everyone on your list. Head over to the Colgate Bookstore on Friday, Dec. 6th from 9am – 7pm for our Annual Holiday Open House. The entire store will be 13% off (some exclusions apply). Enjoy locally made cookies and cider while shopping with expert personal assistance. Keep your dollars local this holiday season.
  • We invite you to join us on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 as we celebrate the history of our great university. Enjoy special savings and deals 9am – 6pm at the Colgate Bookstore. The entire store and website will be 13% off (some exclusions apply).
  • Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special? Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. During that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone for what would become known as Colgate University. That’s not our only reason to celebrate the number 13. The university’s address is 13 Oak Drive. Our zip code is 13346. The first two numbers, standing alone, are the number 13, and the sum of the remaining three totals 13. Even the university’s motto has a connection with 13. There are — no surprise here — 13 letters in “Deo ac Veritati,” a Latin phrase meaning “For God and For Truth.” So this superstitious number has a very special meaning on our campus. And in honor of this tradition, every Friday the 13th is declared “Colgate Day.”

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