The nonprofit corporation was formed by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in 1968 under the name VPI Facilities Inc. At that time, it operated in the basement of Owens Hall. The on-campus store was built in 1975 with an addition in 1984.
University Bookstore115 Kent St.
The on-campus bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group Inc. The building, when viewed from above, is roughly the same shape as the state of Virginia.
Under a partnership contract approved by the Virginia Tech Services Executive Committee in March 2019, Follett now manages the University Bookstore, Volume Two Bookstore, Dietrick Convenience Store, the North End Center Hokie Centric, and North End Center Starbucks, as well as various websites, catalogs, and stadium athletics stores. Virginia Tech Services, Inc. continues to oversee retail and vending contract performance.