One of the most modern campus stores in the United States, this $1.5 million contemporary structure provides textbooks, fiction and nonfiction books, computers and software, and many other items for the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The building memorializes Josephus Daniels, secretary of the Navy in Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet, publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer, and a longtime University trustee. It was completed in 1968 and renovated in 2007.
Texts and school supplies are sold on the third floor, while on the second floor the Bull’s Head Bookshop contains more than 22,000 titles for academic and pleasure reading. Sharing the second floor is a large shop for personal items, clothing and University memorabilia. On the bottom floor is the RAM Shop, offering academic pricing on the latest computer software, hardware and accessories. The store also sells caps, gowns and academic regalia for ceremonies such as commencement. The Daily Grind is a popular stop for refreshments, and includes a place to relax between classes. The store contributes all income above operating expenses to student scholarships. Student Stores has contributed millions of dollars to the scholarship program of the University, funding in the past 10 years alone nearly 9 million dollars in nonathletic scholarships. Student Stores is self-supporting and receives no state funding.