CSU announces new bookstore partnership

Charleston Southern University is pleased to announce a new partnership with Tree of Life Bookstores with a goal to enhance student readiness and success. The partnership will provide CSU students with more affordable course material solutions, now conveniently included in tuition and fees beginning this fall.

As part of a planned first phase to the student center renovation project, students can expect to see a new and improved bookstore when they return to campus in the fall. Tree of Life will also offer their innovative Textbook Butler service to students, which provides students the option to receive all textbooks and materials delivered directly to their door before classes begin – either at their campus residence or other desired address.

“This winning partnership allows us to provide extra-mile service to our Bucs,” said Luke Blackmon, vice president for business affairs. “Going the extra mile is how we exemplify and mirror the mind of Christ.” Extra-mile service is the first of four E.P.I.C. values in the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Other values include passion for student success, innovation across the institution, and Christian community. View the full strategic plan here: https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/about/strategic-plan/.

Darren Campbell, CEO and founder of Tree of Life Bookstores, said, “Tree of Life is excited to support Charleston Southern University in its mission to equip students for academic excellence, leadership and service in a Christian environment. We look forward to positively impacting the students at CSU by providing access to the course materials they need to be as successful as possible.”

Students can begin placing orders for Summer II books at csu.treeoflifebooks.com now. From the campus store portal, students can purchase or rent course materials, access digital textbooks and see when rentals are due. See Summer Term FAQs here: https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020-CSU-TBB-SummerTerm.pdf.