Barnes & Noble College has taken over operations of the Santa Fe Community College bookstore this semester, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. B&N College has managed the college's online bookstore since the 2021-2022 school year, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the physical store was shuttered until the beginning of this semester.
B&N College and SFCC have a contract that will last through July 2026. Prior to partnering with B&N College, SFCC had always operated its own bookstore. Nick Telles, SFCC's vice-president of finance and CFO, told the New Mexican that pandemic-related difficulties and disruptions led to the college partnering with B&N College.