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Buying textbooks?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Sep 22, 2003

Are you shocked by the cost of college and high-school textbooks? So are we.

We can't do much about those costs, but if you'd like to do us a favor, you can buy your books the CWN link to, and receive at least the slight satisfaction that CWN receives a small commission on your purchases.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 28, 2003 8:00 AM ET USA

    LAJim, Don't worry. If it doesn't look like it, Amazon knows you're buying it from our link. Thanks.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2003 7:57 PM ET USA

    I have a question - I would love to contribute to CWN this way but I don't see how that works. When I used the link, the cookie at Amazon recognized me and the page didn't say anything about you. What do i need to do to activate you?

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 23, 2003 7:05 PM ET USA is apparenily selling more than textbooks. Dear Concerned Citizen: "Thanks for signing our petition to ask that remove the 'NAMBLA Bulletin' from its list of products for sale. If you need to quickly check the petition again, here's the address: " From the protestant Newsmax site. JP

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2003 1:45 AM ET USA

    I'm not really in the textbook market. But perhaps if you sold cookies or Scout-o-Rama tickets...

  • Posted by: - Sep. 22, 2003 6:27 PM ET USA

    What is also shocking is that you have to have a "new" edition of textbooks every year! Yes, some things change and need updating but much of it is just re-packaging in order to make obsolete last year's texts and force the incoming class to buy a newer (and more expensive) text. When I was a kid we passed on textbooks from year to year - until they either fell apart or were so marked up as to be unusable. Somehow I don't feel I was short-changed or that my education suffered thereby.