Textbook Rental Companies Popping Up Everywhere

April 29th, 2010 · by spolanka · No Comments

Okay, normally I would just put this link on my list of articles in Delicious, but I have to comment on this one.  I appreciate the article, support textbook rental, admire what Mr. Rhodes is doing, and enjoyed the quotes and stats on ebook readers, etc.  What made me laugh is the image with the caption – “Troy Rhodes, 22, a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, peruses a textbook among the UMSL library stacks this month. Rhodes operates a textbook rental business at MyBookBorrow.com.”  Anyone who knows libraries knows that Mr. Rhodes is not perusing the textbooks.  They sure look like bound periodicals to me ;)

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