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Answers In Next Issue
1903 United Feature Syndicate, inc.
Books Will
Cost Less
In Roundabout
Way
Spring Semester
The biggest gripe that has
swept the St. Andrews campus
this year has been the
outrageous cost of books.
Every student has experienced
the bite that the bookstore has
taken from their pockets-
especiaUy this semester. The
basic reason for these costs are
actually linked back to the
publishers, not the bookstore,
which often winds up the
scapegoat. A little hope,
however, is left for the spnng
and following semesters.
The most horrifying ex
perience for a college student is
watching summer earnings
gobbled up by the St. Andrews
Bookstore. “I spent about
$200.00 on books, and a hundred
of that was for Organic
Chemistry,” said one student.
The problem is that publishers
know students have to buy
books and they take advantage
of it. The “NACS (National
Association of College Stores)
Weekly Bulletin” did a survey
on 30 basic college text titles
and found that the price in
crease since 1965 has been 356
percent, and since 1980 has
been 69 percent. To complicate
tht problem even more most of
the small publishing companies
and even the larger companies
are owned by two huge
“publishing monopolies”, CBS
based in New York and
Wadsworth based in Kentucky,
Since this is the case, little ho^
is left for finding a smaller less
expensive publishing company.
So what do students do?
Janet Schilling, manager of the
St. Andrews Bookstore, sort of
shrugged, “I suppose students
could try other umversities, but
finding the same text may be
hard.” This alternative is
rather an inconvenience and
Schilling realizes that. “Now
we process a booklist about 5 or
6 times to try to find as many
used books as we possibly can
and then use the publishing
companies as a last resort,
because I know what it’s like.
My son goes here too and so I go
uiTOugh the same thing,” says
Schmmg. Buying used booKs
can probably save up to oner
third of the cost of buying all
By Amy Samo
new books, but they go really
fast.
As for any other ways to
cheapen the students’ cost, if
people would volunteer to try to
set up a rental program like
some universities have,
students could cut down on
spending a lot of money on one-
term b^ks. The reason the
bookstore can not manage
something like this is because
“we only have myself and
some workstudies,” sighted
Schilling. Therefore, renting
could an idea if students
would take some action.
So much to everyone’s
amazement, the bookstore at
St. Andrews is not at fault; it is
the publishers. Before anyone
buys the $40.00 Calculus book
and the ^0.00 Biology books
that may be able to bring in
a good $46.00 when traded back
in, consider the alternatives.
Some may choose to drive
across the state in search of
“The Developing Person
Throughout The Life Span,”
some may buy used books, and
some may become dedicated to
work with a committee to rent
boo^. but nevertheless, the
students can bring down his or
her own costs, and by doing
this, bring down publishers’
exorbitant prices also.
TheRLC Continued
Afterall, it’s for our benefit. If
there’s anyway to extend the
current library hours, we’ve
got to show them that we need
the extra hours, and that we’re
willing to spend some of our
timeinDeTamble.
If you have any questions or
comments about this, or any
other Residential affair, con
tact a RLC member near you!
They are Jessica Newman, Bet
sy (^fin. Will Thomson, Juan
Franco, Matt Wilson, and
Maria Huffman. Thanks!
    

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