Xavier Magazine

For Rent

Last fall the bookstore began offering students the chance to rent their textbooks, as opposed to buying them—with the option of selling them back to the bookstore at a reduced price at the end of the semester. The rental price results in a 50-percent or higher initial savings, which is quite attractive to cash-strapped students who can spend several hundred dollars on books each semester. Attractive enough, in fact, that textbook rentals increased by 116 percent during the spring semester, with nearly a third of all books now available to rent.


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