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$180 Art History Textbook at OCAD in Toronto has no Art

A mandatory $180 textbook for a first-year art history class at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto is unique in that it contains no pictures of art, having blank spaces where the art should be.  The blank … Continue reading

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Warning about Amazon Marketplace seller Bobbybooks_

I’ve generally had good experiences buying used textbooks from Amazon.ca marketplace sellers.  Probably 99.99% of them are honest companies or individuals who generally provide good customer service (if sometimes slow shipping from the United States).  On the other hand, there … Continue reading

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UW book list for Winter 2012 and other stuff

First of all, good luck to everyone on finals! The list of books for the University of Waterloo for Winter 2012 is now available on Cheaptexts.ca, so you can just go to the home page and start searching!  Note that … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 book lists

The list of books for Spring 2011 should be available on CheapTexts.ca now.  So, if you’re looking at the best price for books in Waterloo, go to CheapTexts.ca and have a look!

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Upcoming enhancements for Spring 2011

Another term is ending and a new one will be beginning shortly, and with that it’s time to get textbooks again. We’ll be making the following enhancements in time for May: More helpful search messages when the search doesn’t return … Continue reading

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Four reasons (and two non-reasons) why textbooks are so expensive

Winter term is almost upon us, and with that, the semi-annual ritual of spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for university textbooks.  Why does that Biology textbook cost $200?  Why do all of my textbooks cost so much?  There are … Continue reading

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