Bargains in anyone’s books
ONCE the back-to-school dust settles, many students, particularly those starting university, will commence the serious business of procuring textbooks.
Typically, acquiring textbooks can be an expensive exercise, unless borrowed periodically from a library.
But there is nothing wrong with secondhand texts, particularly when some of them can range up to a couple of hundred dollars each new.
Textbooks and study guides for high school students aren’t too costly, but university texts can be, depending on the topic, with legal, medical and scientific books topping the list.
Weekend Shopper has a Books, Textbooks, Magazines section that offers some terrific discounts.
Students and teachers alike will find a host of text books within these pages, including, cheap art books - “select from boxes of art books all good condition suit artist or art teacher from $5”; dictionaries - “ The Australian Primary Dictionary $5”; and atlases - “Jacaranda Atlas $5”, abound.
While most students research via the internet, those who like the feel of a book - or who simply like to reminisce, can still buy old fashioned, encyclopaedias.
Turning to the more contemporary books, there are a plethora of senior biology, medical, business, language, photography, pharmacy, physics and sociological text books advertised.
Prices range depending on the topic, but medical and legal texts are generally sold for at least half the cost of the new ones or less.
For example, “ The Australian Legal System with unused web access code, as new, $70” or “Biostats, Biostat Analysis, Stats for Health Sciences and more $80”.
Music texts are also popular and range across a variety of instruments and levels with many also offering a CD: “Alfreds Basic Piano Theory Book and Lesson Book with CD, level 1A, good condition, $10” and “ Trumpet/Cornet standard of excellence book for $8.”
Teachers will find a range of valuable teaching materials among these texts: “Biology junior and senior resources over 50 folders, seven years of work, $200.”
And Shoppers interested in learning a new language can find helpful handbooks here, too, with Linguaphone language CD and book sets ranging across Italian, German and Chinese.
Ultimately, students from all disciplines are advised to check out Weekend Shopper’s large range of bargain texts and additional resources.