The Western Associated Students (AS) Bookstore is run for the benefit of Western’s students. With its mission to offer course materials and supplies at the lowest possible prices, the AS Bookstore works aggressively to offer a large selection of new and used books, Ebooks, and rentals. The Associated Students organization plays an active role in the store, continuing the store’s long tradition of student partnership. Net operating proceeds are managed by the AS and allocated to its student programs. Beyond course materials, the AS Bookstore offers an excellent selection of Western clothing and gift items; school, office, and art supplies; personal care items; and general reading and reference books.