History and memories as Bookie celebrates 100 years

By Larry Clark, Washington State Magazine

bookie-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For 100 years the Washington State University student-owned bookstore, affectionately known as “the Bookie,” has served as a social hub, a source of funds for the student body and, of course, the place to get textbooks and supplies.

Since it opened in 1914, the Bookie has had several homes and sold thousands of books, baseball caps, fancy fountain pens and frozen treats. But many former students remember best those iconic Bookie bags, the Cougar gear and the coffee.

Bookie-1950s-400In honor of 100 years of service, the student-run board presented a $100,000 dividend to the WSU student body this year.

Read the complete article in the summer issue of Washington State Magazine online at http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/index.php?id=1118