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Our History

The University of New Mexico was founded in 1889 along with construction of its first building, Hodgen Hall,
two years later.

The Bookstore started with humble beginnings in an army barracks and then its location migrated from
place to place around the UNM campus.


During the late 1950’s, it was known as the “Associated Student’s Bookstore,” and was located in the
basement of the Student Union Building.


It moved again in the early 1970’s to what is now the Biology building on UNM Main Campus.

In July of 1996, the UNM Bookstore officially began operating from its current location, adjacent to the
recently constructed George Pearl Hall Architecture Building.



The Bookstore has two other locations, the Medical/Legal Bookstore on North Campus, and The Lobo Den
located in WisePies Arena aka The Pit.