The Flagler College Bookstore will be giving away free canvas tote bags on Labor Day.
Students who make purchases in the bookstore will receive a promotional reusable bag as a “grand opening offer,” according to owner Bob Smith.
“We’re just trying to promote the idea of reusing items that can be used, like textbooks and bags,” Smith said. “Rather than get a plastic bag you can toss out, you’ll get a cotton bag you can reuse.”
Smith said students will be surprised with the new bookstore, located in Ringhaver Student Center.
“We are in a new location and people are amazed when they come back and see the new facility,” he said.
The bookstore will be open Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the first two weeks of the semester, it will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After that, it will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.