Finding the best deals on textbooks

Katie Schmidt

The rumor that college students eat nothing but Ramen may be a myth, but it is true that college students are always looking to save money. While some steal the neighbor’s Wi-Fi, others undertake competitive textbook shopping. Here are the going rates of All-University Core Curriculum courses that are commonly taken.

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PSY 100

“Exploring Psychology in Modules” by David G. Myers (9781464163418)

Colorado State University Bookstore used: $29

Rams Book Store used: $56.25, rent used: $36

Amazon new: $79.99, used: $45.37*

ART 100

“Art: A Brief History” by Marilyn Stokstad (9780205017027 or 9780205202041)

CSU Bookstore new: $198, used: $90 (looseleaf new: $122.75, used: $62.50)

Rams Book Store looseleaf used: $77, rent used: $49.28

Amazon new: $129.02, used: $37.44 (looseleaf new: $83.50, used: $24.45)*

HIST 100

“Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture” by Joshua Cole (9780393922141 or 9780393123715)

CSU Bookstore new: $118.75, used: $75, new rental: $70.25, used rental: $63.75 (looseleaf new: $84, used: $63)

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Amazon new: $70, used: $65*

CO 150

“Ethics in Higher Education” edited by Nancy Henke, Lisa Langstraat, Adam Mackie & Emily Morgan (9781598717235)

CSU Bookstore new: $54.75, used: $19

Rams Book Store used: $25, rent used: $38.45

Amazon used: $9.73*

CHEM 111

“Calculations in Chemistry” by Donald J. Dahm & Eric A. Nelson (9780393912869)

CSU Bookstore new: $42, used: $28.50

Rams Book Store used: $26.25, rent used: $16.80

Amazon new: $36.08, used: $26.82*

*Prices do not include shipping.

Collegian Managing Editor Katie Schmidt can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @KatieDSchmidt.