[Athen] Bookstore politics

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Wed Apr 15 14:19:43 PDT 2020

Fortunately, our bookstore shows the ISBN number with the listing, so we never have this problem. They still make plenty of money on the students whose books are purchased as part of their tuition benefits, student loans, scholarships, etc., and they also sell campus gear (which they make a LOT of money off of).

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Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
T 303 735 4836

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Subject: [Athen] Bookstore politics


Do you have this problem with your bookstore? Ours always has these awful abbreviations for books and is less than willing to provide too much identifying information like an ISBN lest students purchase books on a cheaper site like Amazon. They have to show a profit.

I know in times like these any college would not want to lay off bookstore employees, but it seems to me in the long run we'd be way better off it students were encouraged to buy books the cheapest way possible.

For example this morning, a student sent me a receipt for a book that read
I looked at the actual bookstore information for this course; same thing. Instructor's syllabus also probably says the same thing. Hard to provide alt media with minimal info like this.


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