The Hornet Bookstore houses traditional textbook sales, expanded retail functions and administrative offices. The Hornet bookstore is sited adjacent to the University Union on a major pedestrian thoroughfare. A grove of mature redwood trees was preserved on the south side, providing great filtered light through multi-story glazing. A bold, retail front sets the tone for retail appeal at the plaza level, announcing that the building is about more than simply textbooks. The University Enterprises, Inc. offices are located on the third floor and have commanding views of the American River.
This facility brings energy and appeal to the core of the campus, complimenting the University Union across the plaza.