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About US

Our Staff

The Bookstore's 3 full-time staff and 10-15 student sales associates are invested in our store's success and in you, our customers.
We welcome your questions and suggestions!

Please use the contact information below or email us using the "Contact Us" link on the main menu.
We also encourage you to call us with any questions you may have at 509-527-5274.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Janice King
Book Acquisitions

Tracy Oberg
Merchandise and Marketing

Robert G Randall
Finance Specialist

About Us/Our Mission

The Whitman College Bookstore offers an expansive selection of items, including textbooks, dorm supplies, clothing, and other college essentials. Unlike many campus stores, the Whitman College Bookstore is completely owned and operated by Whitman – not a large outside company. We value this unique opportunity to continue serving the needs of Whitman students, faculty, and visitors, and you can count on us to continue upholding these principles to the height of our ability:

Commitment to Whitman College, students, and campus events

At the Whitman College Bookstore, we work hard to make the best possible deals and resources available to the campus community. We also love to work with students to promote community engagement in any way possible, whether it’s by showcasing campus talent in our store or promoting exciting speakers and programs.

Excellent customer service

At a progressive college like Whitman, we know it’s important to remain attentive to the ever-shifting needs and desires of the college. That’s why we strive to maintain personal relationships with students and faculty, and we welcome any kind of feedback – we want to hear your thoughts and concerns so that we can continue to improve our services!

Conscientious and responsible operations

The bookstore is an ambassador of the college, and as such, we are committed to reflecting Whitman’s values in the operations of our store. We are committed to reducing waste and choosing environmentally-friendly and ethically traded products, as well as fostering Whitman’s relationship with Walla Walla by carrying products from local vendors.

We are proud of our commitment to these principles, as well as the knowledge that the Whitman community will continue to hold us accountable to them. We thank you for your trust and business, and we look forward to seeing you in the bookstore soon!

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