Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Battle in the textbook aisle

By Michael O'Connor

January 22, 2012

Last winter, I was waiting in line behind at Amherst Books, picking up the portion of my textbooks that I didn’t buy at Food For Thought, at the Textbook Annex or online. The line was at a standstill. In front of me, a...

Students look for alternative options when buying textbooks for class

By Nancy Pierce

January 22, 2012

As students head back to campus at universities across the country this week to start a new semester, one industry has historically stood to make great profits around this time. The publishing industry has held a near-strangl...

A new alternative to buying: Textbook Annex offers rental program

By Michelle Williams

September 6, 2010

Posted to the entrance and taped to walls and shelves throughout the University Textbook Annex are red and white For Rent signs. Is the building up for lease? No, but textbooks are. For the first time, the University b...

UMass offers its first textbook rental program

By Rachel Tumin

September 6, 2010

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Harass the university; demand lower textbook prices

By Dan Rahrig

January 19, 2010

Every semester starts out the same way. During the first week of classes, thousands of students flock to the Textbook Annex to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars for overpriced books that they may or may not end up needing...