Trials and Troubles of Textbooks
PA is considering legislation introduced by Hon. Andrew Dinniman regarding the use of textbooks.
Students can purchase books from their campus stores or are provided textbooks in their schools. Generally it’s a closed shop but students have found clever ways to cut the costs by even renting textbooks per semester from a service similar to NetFlix, except they do textbooks. Otherwise, people have learned to shop Amazon and find deals for less expensive/used copies. Other services include:
FetchBook.Info – has a strong international presence as well as more advanced social networking tools to store items acquired into a personal My Books folder. Comparisons are made from 145 online booksellers.
BooksPrice.com – helps locate the lowest price and includes music, software, video games and DVD’s. You can also request price alerts to be texted or tweeted supported by mobile devices.
BookFinder.com – an independent subsidiary of AbeBooks.com providing access to nearly 100 online bookstores including non-US.
AllBookstores.com – includes nearly 50 online bookstores and includes advanced searching for paperback, hard cover, electronic or audio formats. Textbooks can be searched with great ease.
Of course, getting a library card and using your area libraries would help with all of your studies.
Check out ’60 ways to use your library card’ - http://promotions.atyourlibrary.org/lcsum-slideshow.html