Fall 2009 booklists are now available HERE.
For the second semester in a row, the Bookstore has posted booklists for Fall semester classes. Now, the way I see it, we all have 2 options.
OPTION 1: Engage in the time-honored Middlebury tradition and wait in line outside the Bookstore on Sunday morning then crowd into the (new and improved) textbook store and buy all of your books. Then, carry them all back to your dorm in cardboard boxes and pray your arms don’t fall off.
Pros: Support Midd. Easy to return the books. Bonding experience. Panther Rewards Program.
Cons: Sometimes limited selection of Used books available. And, umm, kinda expensive.
OPTION 2: Open and/or print the lists and type the ISBN numbers or titles into Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Half.com or MiddBookSearch, compare to listed Bookstore prices, and order what you want. If you order by the end of this week, you’ll have the books by the time classes start on Sept. 7 assuming that nothing happens to UPS/FedEx/USPS.
Pros: Avoid textbook induced credit-card debt on type of what has already been recession-induced.
Cons: You might not see Bookstore Bob. Major loss in Panther Points.
MiddBlog wants to know: How do you buy your textbooks?