Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Christopher Newport University closing bookstore, launching web site - dailypress.com

Christopher Newport University closing bookstore, launching web site - dailypress.com: "The annual college tradition of buying and selling textbooks will have to take place online for CNU students. The university announced Thursday that it's shutting down its bookstore in the David Student Union and launching a textbook website instead. The change happens Jan. 1, 2011.

The decision to close the store is based on student buying patterns and the proliferation of online competition, according to CNU. Students have begun flocking to websites that sell discounted books, e-books, and textbook rentals, officials said."