Feb. 23, 2010
Students have a new ally in the war against rising textbook prices and endless new editions with last month’s arrival of Barnes & Noble’s new textbook rental program.
This new service allows college students who attend colleges that have Barnes & Noble stores on campus to order their books online and pick them up at school.
According to the Barnes & Noble Web site, the company works side-by-side with college campus bookstores across the county to build strategies to ensure that each respective bookstore meets the needs of its campus community.
While City College is not a participating campus, attending students can still order books and have them shipped to their homes within just a few days.
“I would have saved so much money if I had known this service was available,” said Melody Shumacher, a freshman art major.
The program originally started as an experiment with three of Barnes & Noble’s 636 campus bookstores. There was such a positive response from students that the company expanded the idea to 25 of its stores, and there is no plan to slow expansion.
Barnes & Noble, along with other growing rental programs, says it seeks to persuade students to look…» Read More