College textbook rentals gaining traction

A University of Mississippi student is renting a chemistry textbook for $9.99 this fall rather than buying the book for $157.95. Another student from the University of South Alabama saved $172 by renting a business law book. Thousands of college students have turned to textbook-rental web sites to save hundreds during the economic downturn.

Web sites and offer college books for up to four months, and students can search

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