Advice on buying books
Your tutors may recommend that you purchase a core text for particular modules or programmes. This is usually because you are going to use the same book regularly. Below are some useful tips on buying your own text books.
(Remember, the library will stock other books and journals that will help you read round the subject, even if the exact book you want isn't available.)
It's worth trying a number of suppliers - prices can vary a greal deal:
- Blackwells online
- Blackwells bookshop (Frenchay campus) (you can also sell them your old textbooks through their buy-back service)
- Blackwells bookshop (Park Street, Bristol)
- Google shopping
Some suggestions for finding second-hand books:
- AbeBooks (includes a buy-back option)
- Amazon (second-hand prices are listed with new prices, if available)
- Blackwells bookshop (Frenchay campus) (includes a buy-back service)
- Blackwells online (second-hand prices are listed with new prices, if available)
- Bristol second-hand book shops
Buy as a group
Have you considered purchasing text books as a group?