BooksRun Loyalty Program

We live in a time when forests disappearing in a week and floods destroying towns and villages become the norm of our life. Here at BooksRun, we care about our planet and we want to make sure that we pass our planet to our grandchildren in a decent state. Bearing this in mind, we launched our BooksRun Loyalty program to support you, our dear readers, in going green since buying, renting or selling used books is a way to minimize the deforestation and carbon footprint. Below you will find information on how to earn points and what you will get if you sign up for our Let’s Go Green Together Initiative. Continue reading “BooksRun Loyalty Program”

The Importance of Having a Part Time Job

It’s an undeniable fact that having a part time job is a common aspect in the life of a college student. I mean, how else do you expect to afford those expensive textbooks, pay rent, and also have some money on the side for Saturday night outs? Part time jobs can be on or off campus, and you can earn as much as $15 per hour, depending on the job of course. But a decent salary isn’t all that a part time job is good for. Studies have shown that students who hold part time jobs while in college tend to have better grades, and with better grades, coupled with a handful of internships, they were likely to find jobs within six months after graduation! There are many ways in which having a part time job can help you not only improve your college experience but prepare you for what lies ahead after graduation, and here’s how! Continue reading “The Importance of Having a Part Time Job”

How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)

It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, Continue reading “How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)”

A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket

It’s a known fact that for the past decades the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate. New editions of textbooks are made every year, rendering the old ones, in most cases, useless, and students have no choice but to purchase them. Thanks to the Internet, students have been able to find a way to cope with the increasing price. A helpful factor is the emergence of websites and bookstores that give students the opportunity to rent books for a given period of time. They can also search through the web for used textbooks or ebooks which come in prices way cheaper than the original new or paper form. Continue reading “A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket”

How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers

The cost of textbooks for college students has skyrocketed over the past decade. A new economics textbook could now cost you as much as $300, and that’s just a tip of the iceberg. It’s a known fact that students spend an average of $600 to even $1000 on textbooks per year. However, this also depends on which university you attend, whether private or state. But despite the fact that the cost of textbooks has been increasing, the same can’t be said for the amount students spend on them. How could this be so? Well, when prices go up, people tend to find ways to avoid paying such high prices. And it appears that students have also found a way.  Continue reading “How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers”

Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

The battle of publishers and textbook distributors against counterfeit books has been going on for quite some time now. Various laws and measures are being taken in order to prevent the distribution of counterfeit books, nevertheless, there are still many of them circulating on the market. Counterfeit books are seen as an illicit business in which criminals thrive; by making second-hand physical copies of books without authorization and then selling them off either directly to students or to textbook distributors. In most cases, they sell them at cheaper rates than the original ones. (Click to read more) Continue reading “Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices”

Finding a book when you don’t know the title or author

This is an issue a lot of students might have experienced countless of times. It can be really frustrating trying to remember that book you read in your childhood about the kid whose family moved to a new estate and had to fight off magical creatures that all want a journal he found containing info about all the mythical creatures (FWI: The Spiderwick Chronicles), or a particular textbook you came across in high school that perfectly explained the laws of quantum physics. But hey, don’t lose hope on finding that book just yet! There are various ways to help you in your search. Continue reading “Finding a book when you don’t know the title or author”

The Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

1.  Have you ever wondered how print came to be?

It all dates back to the 2nd century when the Chinese started using wooden blocks to print images of flowers on silk. However, only from the 7th century they began printing on paper and the first ever complete printed book, called the Diamond Sutra, was created in 868AD. The art of printing soon spread to other countries like Europe, Korea, Japan, and at the same time emerged various ideas and modifications to improve the technique of printing. Continue reading “The Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World”

Legal Sites to Download Literature From

 

A lot of science students (and not only) often complain about why they have literature added to their curriculum, especially considering the fact that it has absolutely nothing to do with their major. They may see it as a waste of time or additional workload with no benefits in the future. This is completely understandable from their point of view, but if we were to look at it from an entirely different angle perhaps we could ease our mindset into seeing the importance of literature in our everyday lives. Continue reading “Legal Sites to Download Literature From”

New “Bingo Game” Contest Announcement

Win easy $50!! The contest is valid from April 23 till April 30!!!

We would like to present a completely exclusive idea that will give an opportunity for our active users of BooksRun service to gain extra cash just for applying basic skills of mathematical accuracy, attentiveness and speedy reaction – Bingo Game! Continue reading “New “Bingo Game” Contest Announcement”