Cheap textbooks are a source of satisfaction for thousands of students at all levels of education as they allow them to afford the much needed and desirable education which will not be possible without the availability of such textbooks.
College and university level students especially benefit form them because at the college and university, other than the main textbooks, a number of textbooks are used for reference purposes, each of which is expensive to purchase. Cheap textbooks serve as an excellent source of substitution and are therefore very popular amongst the masses.
One major medium of cheap textbooks are old book stores that provide students used textbooks at much lower rates than the new prints of these textbooks cost, normally at fifty percent discount but the condition of the books being sold is also a factor in determining the price of the books being sold.
After all, books are there only to convey the messages given by the authors, on pieces of paper; the main idea is to understand, grasp and remember those messages, the quality of the pieces of paper have little or no influence in making students do this, therefore, majority of the students opt in for purchasing cheap textbooks as long as they are in ‘working’ condition only.
Some of the publishing companies are another major source of cheap textbooks, but contrary to old books stores, these books are new books, published with permission from the authors of any book in any discipline with low quality and hence low cost paper relative to the original editions. This is to cater to the poor children unable to purchase new textbooks throughout the world. These cheap books come normally in paperbacks and are readily available in the market for the ease of purchase of students.
Cheap textbooks also serve to increase the reading sphere of able but poor students as the low cost brings more and more textbooks within their financial range for purchasing and reading.
Although it is not possible to find cheap textbooks in all cases, you can try your luck to find a cheaper version of the one that you are looking for in your local bookstores or online stores.