What is a co-op?


A co-operative is an autonomous association of people who unite voluntarily to meet their economic, social and cultural needs as well as their dreams through a business which is collectively owned and wherein power is exercised democratically. Our mission as a cooperative is to offer affordable supplies and books while remaining convenient for its members.


The co-op values

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity


Why should I become a member?

  • To save on every single purchase
  • To support a student-run and owned business
  • Because the co-op gives back to its community
  • Because I can get involved in the management of the co-op by sitting on the board of directors

The Cost of the Membership

For 20$, you can become a member of our co-op. You will benefit from a variety of discounts and have access to our promotions. Those discounts apply on books as well as merchandise. When you cancel your membership, you will receive 10$ back! In other words, if you remember to come back to cancel your membership, it would really only cost you 10$ in the first place. ⁠Wink

For example, when you by come in store to buy your textbooks, your purchase will cover the 20$ charge of the membership IF you buy all your books at once.


Support your local co-op and become a member at Jake's!

Interested? Come in store to make the membership and reap the benefits it has to offer!