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Book Exchange celebrates 90 years

Members of Morgantown and the surrounding communities are invited to join The Book Exchange in kicking off its 90th anniversary celebrations with a special meet-and-greet with Country Roads Trust’s basketball players Josiah Harris and Kobe Johnson.

The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Evansdale Book Exchange, 342 Patteson Drive, Morgantown.

The event is free and open to the public. Members of the community are encouraged to grab selfies and to bring any memorabilia or posters they wish to be signed.

“The Book Exchange has served Morgantown and the WVU community for 90 years, and in this new age of name, image and likeness, we are excited to support our student athletes, too,” said Vice President Jonathan Fleming.

The event, in collaboration with WVU’s NIL partner Country Roads Trust, will kick off the store’s anniversary celebrations that will be held throughout the year. In addition to meeting the two players, the event will feature giveaways and more.

The Book Exchange features a wide collection of branded gear and apparel, featuring name brands such as Nike and Champion, as well as locally owned West Virginia companies and designers. The Evansdale location also features a newly renovated Nike sports area with all the latest designs.

“Morgantown is our home, and being a family-owned and operated business for nearly a century is something we’re very proud of,” Fleming said. “We can’t thank the community enough for their support and hope to have more of these events in the future.”

The Book Exchange was established in Morgantown in 1934 and currently has two locations — on the Downtown Campus (Willey Street) and Evansdale Campus (Patteson Drive).

Customers can shop the entire collection at online 24/7, with both in-store pickup and shipping options available.