Students See Red When Co-op Won’t Cooperate

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Student-run Web site crimsonreading.org is raising a furor over Harvard Coop's refusal to hand over a list of books that Harvard College students need to purchase for their classes. Crimsonreading.org aims to provide cheaper alternative sources for obtaining the textbooks. The college bookstore's refusal to release the booklist has many students feeling indignant over what… Read more »

College Bookstores: The Last Viewpoint

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This blog is the last of the three-part blog series on why textbooks are so expensive. Hopefully CampusBooks.com has been able to clue you in to different perspectives on the textbook debate that you may not have otherwise considered. From the Bookstores' Standpoint: According to the National Association of College Stores (NACS), only 22.4 cents… Read more »

Textbook Publishers: Battling False Facts?

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Textbook Publishers: Battling False Facts? This is the second part of a three-part blog series exploring the possible causes of high textbook prices. Price gouging by textbook publishers is often cited as the reason that textbook prices are sky high. Here, we present the textbook publishers side of the story on why textbooks are so… Read more »

Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?

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Why Are Textbooks So Expensive? CampusBooks.com is here to save you money on textbooks so we are doing a three-part blog on the real reasons why textbooks cost so much—from three different points of view: a college professor and textbook author, the textbook publishers and the college bookstores. We hope this information will help you… Read more »

College Bookstores Fight Textbook Legislation

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College Bookstores Fight Textbook Legislation This year alone, 86 textbook bills have been introduced in 26 states, according to the National Association of College Stores (NACS). NACS is starting to feel the heat, as evidenced by the launch of their online Legislative Action Center, a grassroots campaign to help their college bookstore members locate and… Read more »

Free Textbooks for All?

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Free Textbooks for All? Students and readers alike can now download, print and distribute almost 750,000 e-books for free from the World eBook Fair. The eBook Fair is sponsored by The World Public Library Consortia, one of the largest providers of e-books online. Founded in 1996, the World Electronic Book Library Consortia is a global… Read more »

Rival Bookstore Sues WVU Bookstore for $2 Million Monopoly

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Rival Bookstore Sues WVU Bookstore for $2 Million Monopoly A bookstore that serves the students of West Virginia University (WVU) has sued the university and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. for monopolizing the textbook sales market in the WVU area. The Book Exchange filed the suit on June 8, claiming that WVU's practice of… Read more »

Textbooks Used to Promote Global Peace

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Textbooks Used to Promote Global Peace Educational experts from Europe and the Arab states are meeting on June 14th and 15th to discuss the instructional design of textbooks that encourage peace-building and global citizenship. The meeting, titled "Thinking and Building Peace Through Innovative Textbook Design," is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural… Read more »

Technology Costs Students, Then Saves Them

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Technology Costs Students, Then Saves Them Technology has once again proven to be friend and foe. The advent of high-tech interactive learning materials has prompted its addition (along with a price increase) to college textbooks—without the consent of the average college student. On the other hand, new developments in technology are now allowing students to… Read more »

Government Advisory Committee Reports on Making Textbooks More Affordable

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Government Advisory Committee Reports on Making Textbooks More Affordable The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA) submitted a report to Congress on Friday that discussed their findings about the current state of textbook affordability. The one-year study was commissioned at the request of Congressmen Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) and David Wu (D-OR) in… Read more »