Story by Anissa Zagonel, master’s student
In the basement of Umberger lies the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore and Mail Center, which supports both KSRE and the College of Agriculture by managing and distributing more than 2,000 publications, promotional materials, and other items.
Publications are available online and available in print for a small fee. These items can all be accessed through the bookstore website, www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu.
“Our publications are a great resource for a variety of topics,” says Mandy Wilson, KSRE Bookstore and Mail Center Coordinator. “We have information ranging from planning your home garden, to choosing the right childcare provider, to just identifying that spider on your porch.”
The featured publication for October is the Kansas Garden Guide – an 80-page guide to all things vegetables and herbs. This guide has everything you need to know about soil, compost, seeding, watering, pest control, container gardening, season extension, harvesting, and storing.
In addition to publication distribution, the Bookstore and Mail Center also provides complete postal services and distribution for newsletters, brochures, invitations, announcements, and large packages through the United States Postal Services, United Parcel Service, and Federal Express, for both internal and extern recipients.
Through the Bookstore and Mail Center, mailing lists can be sorted for maximum postage savings and then directly labeled onto mail pieces by a high-speed inkjet addressing system, and labels for packages can be printed while you wait.
“We’re here to help, whether that be by providing publications on educational topics or by saving our customers money with our mailing and shipping services,” says Wilson.
For more information on any offered services and to see how the KSRE Bookstore and Mail Center can help you, contact Mandy Wilson at (785) 532-5830.