UC Bookstores' Holiday Open House runs Nov. 29-30

Open house days bring 25 percent discount exclusively for UC faculty and staff, plus author signings, entertainment and computer discounts

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual UC Bookstores Holiday Open House from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 - Friday, Nov. 30.

Nov. 30 is a bonus shopping day to allow additional time for those with tight schedules.

Nov. 29 Discounts & Events

  • 25% Total Discount on Bookstore Purchases* (25% = your 15% discount + 10%)
  • Additional 8% discount off of educational pricing of Apple® and Dell® computer hardware; includes pre-orders paid for on Nov. 29, 2018. Stop by the Tech Center before the event to consult with our staff, or place your pre-order. View the Apple® and Dell® flyers to learn more.
  • 11 a.m.-noon author signing
    • Greg Hand, editor, From the Temple of Zeus to the Hyperloop: University of Cincinnati Stories (description below)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. musical entertainment
  • Noon-1 p.m. Bearcat Mascot appearance
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. author signing
    • David Stradling, In Service to the City: A History of the University of Cincinnati (description below)
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bearcat Mascot appearance

Enter to Win

  • One of two $100 UC Bookstores gift cards, compliments of UC Bookstores
  • A $50 UC Bookstores gift card, compliments of PNC Bank
  • One of 30 UC-spirit Santa Claus figurines, compliments of UC Bookstores

Nov. 30 Bonus Shopping Day

  • 25% Total Discount on Bookstore Purchases*
  • Enter to win drawings listed above

Giving Back

Bring canned food items (non-expired, non-glass), hygiene products or gently-used professional clothing for the Bearcats Pantry and receive the 2018 Holiday Mug! Supplies are limited.

The Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies to students with food and other insecurities. Learn about donation needs and read the recent UC News article about the Pantry's reopening.

*Extra discount available in store only. Excludes previous purchases, computer hardware, software, textbooks, gift cards. Other exclusions may apply.


About the Books

Books: From the Temple of Zeus to the Hyperloop: University of Cincinnati Stories and In Service to the City

From the Temple of Zeus to the Hyperloop: University of Cincinnati Stories, edited by Greg Hand, reflects the breadth and diversity of the University of Cincinnati over its rich and eventful history. This book of essays (and a poem and a play), by over 30 contributors, commemorates the UC Bicentennial by offering personal insights into the hundreds of thousands of outstanding individuals who participated in the university’s transformative and inspiring story, encompassing 200 years of education, opportunity, inquiry, collaboration, innovation, community service and impact.  

In Service to the City: A History of the University of Cincinnati, by David Stradling, is the first scholarly history of UC to appear in over fifty years.  Written as part of the bicentennial celebration, the book offers a comprehensive but non-encyclopedic history exploring the evolving relationship between the university and the city. While focusing on the university’s relationship to Cincinnati, the book also explores UC’s responses to changes in to national economic and cultural shifts, as well as broad trends in American higher education.