Sometime in the past year or two, I discovered what I consider the ultimate student's tool to finding low-cost textbooks: upcdatabase.com
|Who knew acquiring textbooks could be so painless, both in terms of time spent researching and money spent purchasing?|
The site provides a meta search of countless textbook providers, sortable by total price (my personal favorite), merchant, condition, book price, or shipping cost. There's even a direct link to the merchant's webpage where the book is offered.
I'm ashamed I just recently thought to post about this remarkable tool, seeing as I'm already wrapping up my third and final year of law school . . . For those of you still braving the east wind of textbook expenditures, may this offering provide you peace of mind, fatness of wallet, and a refuge from the storm.
I <3 upcdatabase.com and the free, open market. GO CAPITALISM!!
(Oh, and if you're curious just how much you could save on a given purchase, determine the UPC code for the book, click on "Look Up" (found under Actions:), enter the UPC code, and compare the various results. I'm confident you'll be very happy with the cost separation.)