Why College Textbooks Are Expensive and University Bookstores Hated

Here’s a brilliant explanation of why college textbooks are so expensive, and why students hate bookstores so much. I can’t say that I’ve actually been inside a university bookstore for a long time, but I still remember how annoying this was.

The Doghouse Diaries

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  1. BookGator May 19, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    I still remember back in the college days how annoying that could be, buying a $150 book and get $5 during textbook buyback. I really think that this has to change and that competition will start to draw the prices down especially now that eTextbooks production are starting to gain momentum.

    Jules M. of BookGator.com

  2. Richard June 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Use this form http://www.helpmefindabookplease.com/?a=find-a-book&s=help-me-find-a-book&m=v to compare various textbook sellers and save money + time.

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