Follett Corporation Introduces Follett Virtual Bookstores

Nov 19, 2009, 15:02 ET from Follett Corporation

RIVER GROVE, Ill., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett Corporation today introduced Follett Virtual Bookstores(TM), a business serving K-12 educational institutions with innovative bookstore programs for efficiently managing and distributing school course materials.

Follett Virtual Bookstores combines Follett's leading ecommerce and online textbook capabilities with the virtual bookstore expertise of Varsity Group, which was acquired by Follett in 2008. The business will transition the products and services provided by Varsity Books and Follett Express Sales to the Follett Virtual Bookstores brand.

As a pioneer in online bookstores and textbook sales and distribution, Follett Virtual Bookstores gives K-12 schools the option of outsourcing the administrative burden of managing textbooks through the reliability and dependability of Follett's technology platform.

Follett Virtual Bookstores also leverages Follett's significant strengths in textbook distribution, school library materials and systems, software applications and digital products for classrooms and school administration. "We are confident that the expertise and reach that comes from our 135-plus years of service to the educational marketplace makes us a stable, experienced partner--one that continually creates new and more reliable ways to serve our customers," said Christopher D. Traut, President and CEO, Follett Corporation.

About Follett Virtual Bookstores

Follett Virtual Bookstores (FVB) of River Grove, Illinois, is a leading provider of bookstore services. Serving hundreds of K-12 institutions and schools of higher education, FVB leverages, the nation's most visited ecommerce bookstore website that provides educational materials, products and services, and administrative resources through a network of more than 1200 online campus stores.

About Follett

Follett Corporation is a $2.7 billion, privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873, and today is headquartered in River Grove, Illinois.

SOURCE Follett Corporation