College bookstores selling fewer books, more merchandise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USANN4)–The Betamax and the dinosaur are extinct.   Could the campus bookstore join them as a relic of the past?   The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that campus bookstores are selling fewer textbooks.   That’s because students are buying books from cheaper online retailers or downloading e-textbooks.

Because of this, college bookstores have to find other ways to survive.   For example, they are offering new services such as multi-media stations for printing digital photos and dry cleaning.   Some store managers even want to drop the word “book” from the sign in the front.    Many stores now make more money on college-themed merchandise and food than on books.

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