Accounting for over 550 textbook titles, trendsetting U of T Bookstore
now offers a new and used textbook program that saves students 40% to
60% off the new book price
TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - The University of Toronto Bookstore is on a
mission to save students money. Almost one quarter of textbook titles
are rentable for the January term saving students 40% to 60% off the
new book price at all three campuses.
The U of T Bookstore was the first University book store in Canada to
rent textbooks. The May 2009 test program was expanded further in
September and after completing a student survey made some significant
improvements for the January term.
555 Titles on the Rental Program (almost a quarter of all textbook
Over 60% of the rental titles are available at 55% - 60% off renting
New books are rented at a 40% discount
Textbooks can be rented online or in store
The rental textbook program is available on all three campuses including
downtown Toronto, University of Toronto Mississauga and University of
In the Bookstore's September student survey, some students still
preferred to rent a new book, but far more said that they wanted to add
a used book rental option at higher savings. Also, some students did
not rent because they were not aware of the program, their book was not
being offered or they did not know you could still highlight and make
notes in the books.
VP of Retail, Chad Saunders says, "This term, we added dramatically more
titles, used textbook rentals at bigger discounts, in store rentals,
and gone to great lengths to communicate the program on campus. We are
listening and want to save students as much money as we can."
For more information please contact: Ceri Nelmes or visit www.uoftbookstore.com/rental-textbooks
About The University of Toronto Bookstore:
The University of Toronto Bookstore was established in 1897 on the St.
George Campus, Downtown Toronto. The Bookstore now has locations at U
of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough and computer stores at each
campus. The University of Toronto Bookstore is a division of the
University of Toronto Press. For more information see www.uoftbookstore.com
SOURCE University of Toronto Bookstore
For further information:
Sr.Manager, Marketing & eCommerce
University of Toronto Bookstore
214 College St.