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Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Inc., is a consumer co-operative. You do not need to join the Co-op to buy books, but over 50,000 people are members. Members of the Co-op receive a 10% discount on regularly-stocked items and on most special orders in all three of our stores, as well as a share in the store’s earnings.
Click here for an introduction to the Co-op, our history, and a glimpse into the intellectual community you join by becoming a member of the Co-op.
You can become a member of the Co-op by purchasing three $10 shares of stock, for a total investment of $30. Shares of stock may be purchased at any of our three stores, through the mail, or online using the link below. You will receive a stock certificate in the mail shortly after you join by mail or online.
Any time after six months of membership, the Co-op will buy back the stock of persons who no longer wish to be members. • When there is sufficient profit, a rebate on book purchases and a dividend on stock may be paid to members at the end of the fiscal year. • The Seminary Co-op is a consumer co-operative association, incorporated in 1961. • A member-elected Board of Directors oversees the corporation and employs a general manager to direct day-to-day operations.
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