812% Rise in Textbook Prices says BusinessInsider.com

According to an article published on BusinessInsider.com, there has been an 812% increase in the cost of College Textbooks since 1978.  That’s phenomenal, outrunning CPI by a shocking 600% plus.   As quoted in the BusinessInsider.com article “Professor Mark Perry of Carpe Diem blog has been following this bubble closely”.  You can check out Mark’s […]

Half Price Books to buyback used college textbooks

Half Price Books has an aggressive plan for buying back used college textbooks and selling back those books online. With headquarters in Texas, the family owned chain of over 110 bookstores is starting a pilot program in nine of its stores to become more active in the used college textbook buyback space.  Half Price Books […]

Textbook Debate: Buy or Rent? Online or in Store?

According to a 2005 study by the Government Accountability Office, the price of textbooks rose six percent every year from 1986 to 2004. That is twice the rate of inflation. According to College Board, the average U.S. college student spent $ 1,122 on textbooks for the 2009-2010 academic year, a 32 percent boost from five […]

RentScouter.com Textbook Blog is Live

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and welcome to the RentScouter.com textbook rental blog !! This site and blog were started with these primary goals: Host and facilitate discussion about the renting textbooks Review and discuss the various companies offering book rentals Help everyone get the absolute best book rental price on their textbook or any book […]