Caltech, needing to severely trim its 2010 budget, has decided to merge the Caltech Bookstore with the popular c-store. They will sell merchandise and food, and some published Caltech authors, but other than that, not a book is to be seen.
Students will now have to acquire their textbooks online. Right now, plans are being made to create an easy-to-use interface to make things easier on students and staff alike when it comes time to buy books.
Out of all the ways to cut spending – they choose to eliminate books. Even TEXTBOOKS! And this is a college? True books seem overpriced and you can never get half of what you spend back off of those books, but some students need a bricks and mortar bookstore.
Check out the article and the responses this decision has made, here: [http://www.nacs.org/news/041709-caltech.asp?id=cm]