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Who We Are

We are a group of professional, thoughtful, hard working individuals working together to provide affordable course materials in the higher ed space through online and hybrid bookstore solutions. Our core mission is to help students succeed.

Our core values are:

#GRITTY with a tenacious hunger for solving problems

#COMPASSIONATE people who truly care for others

#FORTHRIGHT&OPEN in communication with colleagues, clients, and leaders

Our vision

We believe that every student has a right to affordable educational materials. We also believe that in order to support your institution's educational mission and accommodate student preferences, colleges and universities should have new choices in delivering those materials. That's why we've created a full-service online solution that delivers huge savings on textbooks and other course materials while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the entire process.

Our history

Akademos was founded in 1999 by a university professor that saw first-hand how the exorbitant costs and complexity of textbook distribution weakened classroom learning. Many students were unable to afford the books they needed, often coming unprepared to class without their required materials. Twenty four years later, our vision of a full-service online bookstore and course materials platform has become the model for efficient, cost-effective purchasing and distribution of new, used, rental and digital course materials.