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I get a lot of emails asking me where students can find discounted textbooks, and I’ve written about that here.  And now I have another resource to add to your discount book-finding mission - Better World Books. Not only do they have over 2 million new and used books in stock with free shipping to anywhere in the U.S. (bonus for you!), but this company, founded by 3 friends from University of Notre Dame, believes that education and access to books are basic human rights so every book sold helps fund literacy programs across the globe and in your backyard.

Here’s something cool from their website: “Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 1,600 college campuses and partnerships with nearly 1,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 11 million donated books into $4.5 million in funding for literacy and education and, in the process, diverted more than 6,000 tons of books from landfills.”

For more information about local book drives or to stock up on some summer reads, check out Happy Reading!


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The cost of textbooks can add up quickly, so if you’re looking to save a little cash on your books then check out  With over a million titles for rent, Chegg helps students save $$ on pricey Biology or Literature Anthologies and delivers those books right to your front door.  Once you’re finished with textbooks, you package them up and send them back with Chegg’s preprinted and paid postage. And if at the end of your semester or quarter, you really can’t bear to part with Calculus 101, Chegg will sell you the textbook at a reduced price. And if that wasn’t enough incentive to rent vs. buy, Chegg plants a tree for every textbook rented which has resulted in over a 100 acres a new trees!  So save some time, some money, and even a little earth just by renting your textbooks.  For more info visit


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