The Madeleine Brand Show for January 19, 2011

How to beat the high prices of textbooks

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A pile of textbooks.

The Student Interest Research Group calculated that the average person in college spend $900 a year on textbooks. That price tag can really hurt penny pinched students grappling with tuition prices and fee hikes. But there are several new ways students can reclaim some of that cash... from books by mail to Wikipedia like texts. Reporter Sanden Totten has the details.

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