Textbook rental stores mask hidden costs

Textbook sellers near campus like the University Co-op and Austin TXbooks, formerly known as Beat the Bookstore, have started textbook rental programs of their own, following the model of online textbook rental services like Chegg.com and BookRenter.com. “Students asked. We’re happy to provide the option,” said Chad Smith, director of course materials for the Co-op. The University Co-op serves …

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