About Us

The NCS Bookstore is located on the lower level of Hearst Hall at 3612 Woodley Road, Washington DC 20016. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am – noon, when school is in session from August to June. We are closed during Winter and Spring Breaks. 

The NCS Bookstore has been in operation for over 50 years, serving generations of NCS girls in need of school supplies, snacks, and spirit merchandise. First located in Founder’s Hall, the Bookstore moved into its new home on the lower level of Hearst in the late 1970s.

The Bookstore Manager Shari Thomas,  oversees the day-to-day operations of the bookstore.

Relying heavily on student and parent volunteers to operate successfully, the NCS Bookstore supports students by offering a convenient place to purchase school supplies, athletic wear, snacks, and basic toiletries. The store also helps promote school spirit by selling NCS logo merchandise, as well as custom-ordering merchandise for student, parent, and alumnae fundraisers and events. All bookstore profits go directly to the general operating fund of NCS.

The on-line store remains open during extended breaks and holidays, however shipping dates are based on actual store hours.  The store will go on “hiatus” when school is out for the summer, and will re-open in August, two weeks before school starts; online orders can be placed up through the date of Commencement for that school year (June 10 in 2017).

About our Volunteers

Students may elect to fulfill their in-school service requirements by volunteering time at the Bookstore throughout the year as well as over the summer. Generally, it takes the combined efforts of three students per semester, plus an additional ten during the summer, to ensure a smoothly operating bookstore.

Parent volunteers are also a critical component to our success! Throughout the years many parents have generously donated their time to volunteer at our bookstore, and we thank them for their important efforts. We are always in need of more volunteers, especially during our busiest hours in the afternoon, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering please, email us at ncsbookstore@cathedral.org for more information.