The Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability released a follow-up report in July on textbook affordability efforts occuring in the state:
Click here to read the full report as a PDF file!

The OPPAGA is similar to the GAO. You may remember their 2008 report which compared college bookstore new book prices to online prices and only found a couple of dollars difference between the two.
Click here to read the full report!

What could your college store do with $1,000?

With a College Store of 2015 Investment Grant, you could highlight an area of your store with new color, create new signage, support a student-designed t-shirt contest, or promote products in new and innovative ways? One investment grant will be offered to a college store from every state and regional college store association. What's the catch? You have to involve students, make a change that supports a College Store of 2015 recommendation, and film the process from start to finish - the NACS Foundation will even purchase a flip video camera for you to do it! Your video will be shared at a CAMEX 2011 education session, in the 2015 Theater at CAMEX, and on the 2015 website and YouTube channel. Interested?

To apply, please visit:

The Wilson Store at the College Store of Wooster did it and their sales results were amazing! See their store’s transformation here on YouTube at For more information, contact Kristi Runser at or call 800-622-7498, ext. 2206.

The deadline for submissions is
September 7th, 2010!