Yearly I trucked used textbooks into the back door of the campus bookstore to get a modest refund. I must have purchased some in this venue, but that I don't remember. However, I also remember trooping into the dark and dusty basement storeroom of my high school. The basement was where 'shop' and auto mechanics held sway, and the boiler room. There were a couple of errant classrooms beside one stairwell but otherwise the corridors were blank walls. The dudgeon of the books. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Used Books Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Rental ServiceBy Dianna Dilworth
Amazon is offering students a new rental service for digital school books calledKindle Textbook Rental. The service lets students rent digital textbooks for different periods of time. The Kindle textbook rentals work on any Kindle device or app.
The service includes more than 10,000 textbooks for the 2011 school year, from textbook publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis.
Students can rent books for between 30 and 360 days, depending on their needs, and pay accordingly. Users can extend rental periods as well as buy the eBooks they are renting.
Barnes & Noble’s Nook Study application also lets students access digital textbooks. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/amazon-launches-kindle-textbook-rental-service_b34528 (image) http://collegexperience.net/freshmen-year/save-money-on-textbooks/