About Us

Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the college store industry. We represent more than 3,100 collegiate retailers nationally, including on- and off-campus bookstores that serve virtually every college campus in the country. The role of all college bookstores is to support the educational function of the institution of higher education, and the faculty and the students that they serve by listening and responding to their needs and interests while providing the highest level of service.

NACS created textbookaid.org in consultation with student organizations, when we saw the need to help students and parents find reliable information to help them with college course material costs. The purpose of textbookaid.org is to be a source of information, to increase awareness of sources of funding, new laws and regulations and other issues that affect students' ability to pay for college.

NACS supports efforts to enhance affordable and equitable access to quality course materials, and our association and members will continue to work as a student ally.