About Us


This is who we are.

The Michigan Association of College Stores was conceived in 1972 by a small group of college store managers who felt the need for more frequent and personal contact with their colleagues than was possible at the yearly national meetings. This group could discuss common problems and exchange ideas with each other as well as enjoy some of the social benefits of networking (not even a word at the time!) with professionals who shared a common interest. From the beginning, this vision included equal status and participation by vendor as well as store members. As our industry continues to change, we have come to appreciate even more the value of the face to face contacts our Association provides. We are grateful to those charter members for their insight and leadership in founding our organization we enjoy today, MACS.

Service to its members is reason the Michigan Association of College Stores exists. MACS serves its members by bringing together those people who are engaged in selling books and supplies to the students and faculties of educational institutions in Michigan. Effective communications are developed between bookstore members and associate members, who represent the firms doing business with college stores.

One of the most important services is educational programming. MACS holds two meetings a year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, hosted by different schools. These consist of a well-planned program with topics ranging from online bookselling to product knowledge to management techniques. Outside guest speakers are often invited to contribute their expertise on a variety of topics. Tours of the local bookstores are often available so members have the opportunity to see different merchandise ideas and the products other stores have available. The Fall Meeting also features a table top exhibit of associate members' merchandise as a significant feature on the program agenda. An informal dinner and evening of entertainment are usually part of each meeting's program.

MACS issues a newsletter where meeting dates, store and vendor member news, discussion of current topics/problems is published. Any member seeking information may have their request published in the newsletter.

A membership directory is also published which contains the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of all current store members and associate members.


PRESIDENT

Lyndsay Tagarel

Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
734-462-4409
ltagarel@schoolcraft.edu

PRESIDENT ELECT

Vacant

PAST PRESIDENT

Barry Waters

Central Michigan University
Bovee University Center #202
Mt Plesant, MI 48859
989-774-7496
water1b@cmich.edu

SECRETARY

Becky Nalevayko

Mid-Michigan Community College
1375 Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625
989-386-6639
rnalevayko@midmich.edu

TREASURER

Teresa Rich-Gollnick

Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
547-257-3294
teresa.richgollnick@bethelcollege.edu

STORE TRUSTEE

Position Open til 2017 Fall

MEETING COORDINATOR

Heidi Renton

Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-232-4323
hlrenton@oaklandcc.edu

STORE TRUSTEE

Cindy Willing

Hillsdale College Bookstore
18 E. Galloway Dr.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
517-607-2266
cwilling@hillsdale.edu

VENDOR TRUSTEE

Steve Warner

50552 Brown Road
Vicksburg MI 49097
269-370-57433
stevetwarner@yahoo.com

VENDOR TRUSTEE

Brian Thelen

Thelen & Associates
4985 Glen Oaks
Rockford, MI 49341
616-863-0762
thelen.brian@gmail.com

Stores

Adrian College Bookstore
Alma College
Alpena Community College Bookstore
Bethel College - Mishawaka, IN
College for Creative Studies
CMU Bookstore Central Michigan University
Cleary College - Clearyhouse Bookstore
Davenport University
  - Grand Rapids/Kraft Ave, Grand Rapids/Fulton St.
Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Bookstore
Grand Valley State University Bookstore
Grand Valley State University - Devos Center Bookstore
Henry Ford College - The College Store
Hillsdale College Bookstore
Hope College
Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Jackson Community College Bookstore
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kellogg Community College
Kirtland Community College Bookstore
Michigan Tech Campus Store
Mid-Michigan Community College Bookstore
Northwestern Michigan College
Oakland Community College Bookstore
  - Highland Lakes, Orchard Ridge, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills, Southfield
Olivet College Bookstore
Schoolcraft College Bookstore
Spring Arbor College Bookstore
Student Book Store - Michigan State University
Thomas Cooley Law School Bookstore
West Shore Community College Bookstore


  Vendors

Andrew Carey, CSP
Balfour Company
Baron Innovations LLC/Casenova
Bob Connors
Bookfool
BookVolume
Bowers LLC
Camp David Sportswear
Sidewalk
Cengage Learning
Charles River Apparel
CI Sport
Connect 2 One
Custom Sports Jewelry
D & H Distributing
Denning & Associates
Douglas Stewart Company
El Dorado Trading Group
Electronic Accessories, Inc.
Follett Campus Resources
Grand Rapids Store Fixture Co.
Herff Jones Steve Zaban
International Collegiate Sales
Jardine Associates
Jostens, Inc.
Lisa Wilson
Loeb Sales

LXG, Inc.
Matthews Book Co./McCoy Health
Midas Chain
MBS
Memory on Hand
MV Sports/Steve Warner
MVP Frames
NACS
NACSCORP
Nebraska Book Co.
New Agenda
Neil Enterprises
New Jersey Books
Partnership
R.F.S.J., Inc.
Russell Athletics
Rittenhouse Book Dist., Inc.
Safeware
Service Wholesale, Inc/Tim Siegel.
Signature Announcements
Strand Art Co.
Thelen & Associates
Tichenor College Textbook Co
University Frames, Inc.
Valore Books
Verba Software
Virdocs//RedShelf