The Emory Mercantile (or “Merc”) provides school supplies and merchandise—all the gear you need to show off your E&H pride! Staff at the Merc also manage the E&H Online Bookstore for selecting and ordering textbooks 100% online.

The Emory & Henry Mercantile is designed to meet the needs of students and staff as well as the surrounding community. In our store, students can purchase school supplies and art supplies needed for classes. Grocery and houseware items are stocked to assist students in their needs. The Merc also carries a large line of Emory & Henry apparel and gift items.

BOOKS4U Emory & Henry University's Equitable Access Textbook Program

Have your textbooks ready for the first day of class! BOOKS4U, Emory & Henry’s equitable access textbook program starts fall 2024 semester.

More information about BOOKS4U

Online Textbooks

Using your E&H student login, you can order and purchase textbooks online through the Online Bookstore here. Textbooks for class cannot be bought from the Merc in Emory.

We encourage you to review your course material list. It is always good practice to log in at least once before every term so that you can review your registered courses and the materials that your professors and instructors assigned to them. Students have the freedom to shop and compare pricing with other textbook providers, so even if you don’t order from the official online bookstore, we still encourage you to visit the website to review what has been assigned and order early from any provider.

*Currently, E&H OneCard funds are unable to be used for textbook purchases. The Business Office is allowing students to charge up to $500 worth of books to their student accounts by using their EHC student ID numbers. You will receive an email from Akademos with instructions regarding how to charge up to $500 of books to your student account. It is important for you to note that the last day to charge up to $500 of books to your student account is January 20, 2022 for spring 2022.

Books ordered via Akademos are defaulted to be sent to your home address. However, if for some reason that makes it necessary for them to be sent to the campus, please make sure that you include:

cell number
Your EHC Box No. 
12171 Alder Street
Meadowview, VA 24261

Please make sure that you take care of ordering your books early. Faculty members will expect you to arrive at class with your books. Having your books at the beginning of a semester is an important part of being a successful student, please make sure that you order your books now!

Online Bookstore Benefits:

  • New, used, eBooks, and rental textbook options
  • Great savings options on third-party Marketplace textbooks
  • Price match guarantee on new books
  • Free shipping on select orders over $49 (not including Marketplace items)
  • Mobile-optimized. Order on your phone in 5 minutes
  • A Customer Experience team that works year-round with 24/7 phone support at the beginning of the term

How it works:

Need additional help?

Students can contact the Customer Service team and find additional answers to questions on the help pages.

The Merc in Marion

Inside the Merc at the School of Health Sciences. The E&H Merc located in Marion, Va. at the School of Health Sciences campus is now open. Pick up more of your favorite gifts and E&H swag at this second location. Enter on the west side, located in the main building at the former emergency room entrance.


Along with the Emory & Henry campus, the Mercantile shares a history in the community. In the summer of 1998, Emory & Henry College acquired a building in the commercial area of the Emory Village that would become its bookstore, called “The Merc,” representing its renovation to a style that reflected the primary function of two earlier buildings that stood on the same site.

The first building, a general store, was built in 1887 by C.B. Akers. After a fire destroyed it in 1892, it was rebuilt four years later and functioned both as a store and a post office. The store, which for several years was known as the Emory Mercantile Co., was purchased in 1931 by Fred Denton, who sold fresh vegetables and meat as well as general merchandise, including shoes, hardware and horseshoes. E&H students were attracted to its modern fountain and snack bar.

The large two-story, wood-frame building was destroyed by fire in 1962 and was replaced that same year by the current building, a one-story brick structure that for many years operated as a convenience store until it was purchased by the College.

The building was extensively renovated to provide more space for books, clothing and school supplies while recalling the appearance of an early twentieth-century mercantile.