The charging  station in the bookstore. Collegian.
The charging station in the book­store. Col­legian

Shoppers at the Hillsdale College Book­store can now charge their phone, while making their pur­chases.

In August, the book­store began selling phone chargers, speakers, and portable bat­teries from a new On Hand kiosk. The kiosk also fea­tures com­pli­mentary phone chargers and shower speakers shoppers can use while browsing the aisles.

Book­store sup­plies manager Lori Pietruszka said the kiosk ben­efits book­store patrons and expands the shop’s tech­nology product selection.

“We’ve always carried a little bit of that in our elec­tronics aisle, but when I saw the kiosk, I thought it would be perfect for the stu­dents and whoever else that comes in here and needs to charge their phone,” Pietruszka said.

Pietruszka ordered the kiosk from a software and elec­tronics vendor with whom the book­store already does business.

Several people have bought items from the kiosk, Pietruszka said. She added that the book­store has a 15 percent dis­count on any On Hand product through Friday.