McGill Students open Independent Bookstore

March 19, 2007

One of the bitterest complaints of Canadian PSE students is the high cost of textbooks -- and McGill's student society has taken matters into their own hands, buying the nearby Haven bookstore. Negotiations for the purchase were kept quiet, to avoid competitive bids, student pressure, or attempts by McGill administration to dissuade the society from the purchase. The student-run bookstore intends to compete with the university bookstore for instructor textbook orders, and promises lower prices. The Charlatan (Carleton Student Newspaper)