Two national bookstores in contention to take over UConn Co-ops

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STORRS–After months of conversation and rumors, it was announced on Friday what might replace the UConn Co-op bookstores.

A four-month bidding process to decide the fate of the co-ops is coming to an end, and just two companies are still in the running to take them over: Barnes & Noble and Folletts.

UConn officials are expected to make a final decision by the end of the month.

The Co-ops are a nonproift organization and fought hard to remain on campus, even submitting an application during the bidding process, but in the end the university chose to go a different route.