Sunday, July 24, 2011

Western's Bookstore Monopoly

Western has announced that it will purchase University Bookstore and the property that it sits on.

Western Michigan University to purchase University Bookstore, property for $1.9 million

For decades Western has had two bookstores--the university owned WMU Bookstore and the privately owned University Bookstore. Now that competition will be eliminated. Thankfully, there is competition from internet book sales. However, this does not apply to custom editions of books and coursepacks.

Will already outrageous textbook prices go even higher?

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