Liberty University has announced it is adding a bookstore to its campus in Gainesville, Florida, but the shop will only sell books by its founder, Robert Jones.
The school’s website now lists only books by Jones, whose philosophy is that people should not be forced to read about his ideas because they disagree with them.
He said he’s hoping to expand the store to include books by other “libertarians,” though he said he doesn’t know what that will entail yet.
Liberty University said on its website that the new store is “a place for students, faculty, staff and visitors to discover new and relevant books.”
Liberties president Jerry Falwell Jr. is a frequent visitor to Florida, which is one of the few states where the college has not officially endorsed any political party.
Falwell’s son, Jerry Falco, was recently appointed to lead the college’s student government, and the university has recently moved forward with plans to open an all-male dormitory.
This isn’t the first time Liberty has gone on a bookstore spree.
In 2013, it announced plans to build a bookstore that it said would serve the community, but when it closed, students found the building empty.
The bookstore, located at 515 South College Ave., will only be open on weekends and holidays.
“Liberty’s Bookstore” will be open from Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.g. to 6 p.g., and is expected to have 50 to 70 titles, according to the university.
Its website also says that the bookstore will “promote the liberty and freedom of the people of Liberty University, its students, staff, faculty and guests.”