Pratt Institute to Launch Akademos Online Bookstore

Akademos Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstore solutions for colleges and universities, announced today that Pratt Institute, a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around the world, has joined its rapidly growing list of partner schools.

Beginning this fall, Pratt students can shop for more affordable books in different formats, including new, used, rental, or eBook. Orders can be placed at any time through the new customized online bookstore and marketplace at With Akademos' mobile online shopping platform, students can save an average of 30 - 40 percent on the cost of their course materials and receive unparalleled convenience.

"We believe that our new partnership with Akademos will deliver an online bookstore solution that will greatly benefit Pratt students and faculty," said Cathleen Kenny, vice president of finance and administration at Pratt Institute. "Akademos' online Marketplace aligns with our students' demand for competitively priced textbooks, and their innovative faculty resource tools and account management services will improve the efficiency of our textbook adoption process."

"We look forward to partnering with Pratt Institute," said Akademos Chief Executive Officer John Squires. "Our mission is singularly focused on providing the highest quality customized virtual bookstore services for colleges and universities across the country and we are thrilled to be working with Pratt to power its online storefront and to reduce costs and drive value for its students."

To learn more about expanding affordable textbook options for students and our online bookstore offerings for educational institutions, visit

About Pratt Institute
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

About Akademos
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at and its offerings to partner schools at

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