Where to discuss generic issues regarding buying textbooks?

Is there an appropriate place on CC to discuss some of the uglier aspects of buying required college textbooks? I searched and found several discussions in individual school boards but this is a bigger issue. And it’s not only a parents thing (although I am one). And I’d rather not have it go into the cafe, where it seems that people rant about anything and everything (of course, I guess this issue could also be considered a rant).


Hello misterbill,

Thank you for your question. Only two options come to mind, one of which is the cafe you mentioned:

[College</a> Confidential Cafe - College Confidential](<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-confidential-cafe/]College”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-confidential-cafe/)
[College</a> Life - College Confidential](<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-life/]College”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-life/)

College Life might sound like a stretch, but buying textbooks really is part of the college experience and should fit here.

Thanks again for asking!