In another move to unite the University of Montevallo with the City of Montevallo, the Barnes & Noble university bookstore held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., at the new location on Main Street.
James L. Day also was present to sign copies of his recently published book, Diamonds in the Rough, a history of the numerous coal operations in the Cahaba region of Alabama. Day is a professor of history at UM.
In addition to student textbooks and school supplies, the bookstore also stocks casual clothing, cups and mugs, miscellaneous decorative items, (most decorated in purple and gold – UM’s school colors), as well as … books. Bestsellers occupy the racks alongside coffee table books and paperbacks.
Hours for the Barnes & Noble university bookstore are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.