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eTextbooks vs Open Textbooks: The Student Lens

Ethan Senack | Posted 11.12.2016 | Education
Ethan Senack

At the end of the day, don't buy the hype. Traditionally published eTextbooks often aren't all they're cracked up to be. If we want a world where learning materials are actually effective, ac-cessible, and affordable, we need to invest in open textbooks.

Occupy The Bookstore: A Chrome Plugin For Finding Cheaper Textbooks

BigThink | Posted 01.06.2015 | College

Broke and beleaguered college students sick of being gouged when buying textbooks need only to head on over to this Reddit AMA to learn about Occupyth...

The One Book You Should Read Before College

Amy Yoelin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

As graduation celebrations pass, you may be left with a plethora of self-guidance books given to you by various people as gifts. If you haven't found one that you like, there's no need to fear. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe will provide you an accurate portrayal of college.

10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season...

Now What?! Conversations About College, Graduation, and the Next Step

Ari King | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home
Ari King

Upon graduating, you have presumably spent four years in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on getting into college and graduating, but not usually a blueprint for when you get out. Okay, now what?!

Jeffery Eugenides On Love And Books

Madeleine Crum | Posted 02.16.2012 | Home

If you walk through Times Square in New York right now, you'll be met with a rare site: a book-themed billboard. A stern-faced Jeffery Eugenides strid...

The Best Books Set On Campus, College Or Otherwise

The Huffington Post | Barnes & Noble | Posted 11.15.2011 | College

Despite their reputation as buttoned-up bastions of lofty thinking, colleges and boarding schools end up being the breeding ground for the weirdest pe...

Best Books For College Students: National Association Of Scholars List

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As a follow-up to their report on "common reading" programs that assign texts to incoming college freshman, the National Association of Scholars recen...

Bill To Cut Costs Of College Books In The Works For Ohio | Marc Kovac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Publishers would have to provide less costly electronic versions of textbooks to students, and stores would have to buy back books for at least 50 per...

If Students Embrace The iPad, College Bookstores Could Go Bust

Fortune | John Patrick Pullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If students embrace textbooks on the iPad, college bookstores may lose their shirts. It may be the season for graduation parties and commencement spe...