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What Does It Mean to “Rent a Textbook”?

Rent a Textbook

Renting a textbook means paying a nominal fee to borrow a textbook for a particular time frame. Textbook rentals are usually offered in three time frames; semester, quarter and session. At the end of the textbook rental time frame, the student prints out a shipping label and returns the textbook. Most of the time the […]

Pros and Cons of eTextbooks

An eTextbook, also known as a digital textbook or an online textbook is an electronic version of a published textbook which is projected to dominate the textbook market in the coming years. There are many pros and cons of eTextbooks and publishing companies are currently spending millions of dollars to develop etextbooks that provide students […]

How Do I Use

CheapestTextbooks is a price comparison textbook search engine. That means our only purpose is to help you find the cheapest place for you to get your textbooks. We do this by scouring the internet, essentially looking at 1000’s of sellers for all possible textbook conditions, which include: used textbooks, new textbooks, rental textbooks and ebooks. […]

What is an ISBN?

What is an ISBN

The acronym for ISBN is International Standard Book Number. It is a numeric commercial book number that is unique to every book edition. The number is usually found on the back right corner of a book. Generally, if a book was published before 2007, it has a 10 digit ISBN. If a book was published […]