About Us

Contact Us

Western Associated Students Bookstore360-650-3655asbookstore@wwu.edu501 High St.BellinghamWA 98225View Map

Store Hours

Store hours
Monday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday11:00AM - 5:00PM

Additional Information

We are open Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm and Sat from 11am to 5pm. Additional store hours or closures will be listed as needed.

Thank you for supporting your Western AS Bookstore, your independent student store since 1910!

Please shop with us online for your apparel, supplies, and textbook needs.

We are located on the 6th floor of the Viking Union.
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Meet the Team

Ueli Stadler (he/him/his)General Managerueli.stadler@wwu.edu360.650.3745
William Bauder (he/him/his)Customer Service Supervisorwilliam.bauder@wwu.edu360.650.7402
Samantha Steele (she/her/hers)Course Materials Managersamantha.steele@wwu.edu360.650.6645
Miranda Winningham (she/they)Course Materials Assistant Buyermiranda.winningham@wwu.edu360.650.3957
Ash Voss (they/them)Course Materials Assistant/Invoicingash.voss@wwu.edu360.650.7585
Jenni McDowell (she/they)Assistant Manager/General Merchandise Buyerjenni.mcdowell@wwu.edu360.650.7696
TBAeCommerce & Branding Coordinator
Zadra Nolan (she/her/hers)Online Order & eCommerce Specialistzadra.nolan@wwu.edu360.650.7586
Alexi Oshins (he/him/his)Shipping/Receiving Leadalexi.oshins@wwu.edu360.650.2303
Dee Dee Chapman (she/her/hers)Assistant Manager/Accountantdeedee.chapman@wwu.edu360.650.2231
Mark Weathers (he/him/his)Fiscal Technicianmark.weathers@wwu.edu360.650.6625

Mission & Values

Western Washington University is a public comprehensive institution dedicated to serving the people of the state of Washington. Together our students, staff, and faculty are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. As a community, we uphold certain basic values. These include:

  • Commitment to student success, critical thought, creativity, and sustainability
  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others
  • Pursuit of excellence, in an environment characterized by principles of shared governance, academic freedom and effective engagement
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work

ESS Mission & Values


The Division of Enrollment and Student Services engages prospective and current students in their pursuit of academic and personal excellence through outreach, support services, and co-curricular learning opportunities.


As a division, we value:

  • A student-centered approach to services, support and decision making that ensures student success
  • A holistic development model that supports and engages students in their learning throughout their lifetime
  • Community and a sense of connectedness among students, staff and faculty
  • A commitment to excellence
  • Access to an affordable education
  • Being a caring community
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Innovation with purpose
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Resourcefulness
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Bookstore Mission

To serve as an educational resource for campus, integrating with the academic community to ensure the availability of materials necessary for development and to provide merchandise to enrich the sense of campus community. The Western AS Bookstore operates in a partnership with the Associated Students of Western Washington University for the benefit of all students. In doing so the store operates in an economically responsible manner keeping price on required materials as low as possible.

Our History

The space — and even our name — have changed a few times over the last 110 years, our core mission has not.

From the beginning, the Western A.S. Bookstore has adopted a student-centered mission, working in partnership with the Associated Students and Western’s faculty to keep required course materials and supplies accessible and affordable. 

When the bookstore opened in 1910, the goal was not only to serve as a resource for textbooks, but also school supplies and other goods to support students and staff—something we still do to this day. Beyond textbooks, our store is stocked with general school supplies like notebooks, backpacks, and art supplies, along with emblematic apparel, local goods, fun gift items, snacks, and more.

The recent renovation of the Western A.S. Bookstore was part of a larger renovation that completed in 2019, with the Bookstore moving back into our space just before Fall quarter 2019. This reno was an addition to the project to create a new Multi-Cultural Center(MCC) attached to the student union building on campus, the Viking Union (VU). One of the primary drivers for the project was to create a prominent location for the MCC, highly visible from main campus, and to unify disparate portions of the Viking Union complex originally built in the 1960’s. The Bookstore was originally housed in a separate building from the Viking Union, and still felt disconnected from the complex even after several additions and renovations were completed over the years. The addition was built over and across an existing outdoor space in order to reorient the entrance to the Bookstore from a small, exterior entrance to a welcoming and open interior entrance. This change brings the Bookstore into the identity of the Viking Union as a whole.

We will continue to grow and evolve with the campus community and adapt to its changing needs. Thank you for supporting the A.S. Bookstore, an independent student store since 1910!