Study Explores Textbook Purchasing Habits

April 15, 2016

College students are largely dissatisfied with their campus bookstores -- particularly with their prices, according to a study commissioned by bookstore service provider Akademos. The survey of 1,000 students at two- and four-year institutions found that 89 percent of respondents take the price tag into account when shopping for textbooks, and that 55 percent say prices as their college bookstores are too high. As a result, nearly half of the surveyed students (44 percent) said they never shop at the campus bookstore, choosing online vendors such as Amazon (49 percent) instead.

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