NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

School Bookstore has Variety and Lower Food Prices

By Evaluna Nieves


Why do more students seem to prefer the NECC bookstore to the on-campus vending machines? Perhaps it’s because the prices for snacks and drinks can be considerably lower at the bookstore. For example, a toaster pastry in the vending machine is $1.50, while at the bookstore the price is 99 cents.

In addition, the school bookstore also seems to have a greater selection.

“The store has more variety,” said current first year NECC student Ryan Foucault. Using the same toaster pastry scenario: in the machines you only get one flavor, while at the bookstore you can get at least five different options.

At the store, there are also lunch options like pizzas and sandwiches. They offer some “meal deals” on lunches that include an entree, a bag of chips and a drink.

Paying for snacks can also be more convenient at the bookstore, especially if you’re carrying larger bills.