Jerrol’s book & Supply Co, located in Ellensburg Washington, is a family owned and operated academic mercantile established in 1947. We are proud to have served the students and staff at Central Washington University, and all students and educators, for over 50 years. Providing textbooks, art supplies, clothing, CWU memorabilia, and all types of school related supplies to students through out the Kittitas valley and the northwest. Our trade book department specializes in regional history books and maps.
How We Got Our Name?
The name Jerrol's came from our founders' (Don and Irene Williams) sons' names. Three letters from Jerry, and three from Rolf, with an apostrophy s for ownership. In 1947 through the mid-sixties we were known as Jerrol's Handy Stop/Shop. There is some confusion on the stop/shop bit and we have advertisements and such both ways.
In the late sixties the handy stop/shop was dropped. Around 1985 we added the Book & Supply Co. to reflect our true product selection. Most of our customers prefer to think of us as just Jerrol's which is perhaps a more intimate name and just fine by us.