The Textbook Rebel is making his (or her) rounds at college campuses this fall, according to Tara Siegel Bernard, who blogs about financial issues for the New York Times. A coalition of students, parents, professors and organizations like Student Public Interest Research Groups (SPIRGs), have created a big yellow Textbook Rebel, complete with sunshine yellow tights and a red hat, who battles Mr. $200 Textbook, clad in all in black with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, in a guerilla theater-like scenario that is stopping at college campuses across the US. The purpose is to raise awareness of alternatives to expensive print textbooks and to collect signatures for a petition to “call on decision makers to take action.”

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2 thoughts on “Textbook Rebel Battles Mr. $200 Textbook on College Campuses

  1. Fight back. Avoid the campus bookstore. Go online if you want cheaper textbooks. As long as some people are still paying retail prices the publishers are not going to be compelled to end their monopoly on student’s wallets. Go online and search for used books, international editions, older editions, rentals, and even e-books to combat the high prices. The only problem with this solution is that there are so many places online promising cheaper books. That’s why I use http://www.bigwords.com They are a textbook price comparison search engine that searches all the online retailers and rental site to find you the best prices, no matter which format you are seeking.

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