The Collin College bookstore, a popular place for book lovers, is in a bad spot.
The Collins bookshop on campus is closed due to a fire, and the students are now on campus to support the booksellers efforts to reopen.
Collin High School and University President Jerald D. Wilson and the Collins College Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that they would reopen the bookstore on May 12.
The school says the new owners have invested $500,000 in renovations and the building is up to “the same standards of quality as Collins Books.”
The students and alumni have taken to social media to express their support for the new bookstore.
“Collin College has made it very clear that they are committed to ensuring that this bookshop is a place where Collin students, staff, alumni, and others can enjoy books from all over the country and the world,” Wilson said in a statement.
“We are grateful to the Collin community for their support and have promised to do everything we can to help the Collis store reopen in the coming weeks.”
Wilson says he hopes the bookstore will become a place for Collin to see books, and to see new and diverse people.
“We have a huge library, and we have the Collioures library on campus,” Wilson told ABC News.
“The Collin college library, as well as the other Colliarts libraries, are open to the public.
But I do know that they have a very tight knit community that is really excited to see the bookstores opening.”
The Collins bookstore has been open for about a year and a half, according to the university.
The bookstore was closed because of the fire, but Wilson says the school is looking at opening a new bookshop.
“I’m really optimistic about the Collines bookstore,” Wilson added.
“I don’t know if it will be a one-stop shop or it will come down to the needs of the Collini, but it will definitely be open and open for Collins students.”
Collin High senior Caitlin Jones said she thinks the bookstore is in need of a renovation.
“It’s kind of sad because it’s a place that I feel really passionate about and it’s one of the things that I love about Collin, that people from all around the country come and shop there,” Jones said.
“That’s why I really love the bookstore and the way it looks.”