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Buy Books and Teaching Aids Online
Shop with the Australian and New Zealand book specialists on this Australian
version of the international site. Includes new, used, rare, out-of-print and
collectable books, textbooks, etc.
BCL Books - Over 1.5 Million Book Titles
Online - Australian online bookshop with over 1.5 million titles. All books are competitively priced.
Australian and international books including CliffsNotes
- Blue Dog Posters
in Sydney is Australia's largest online poster shop. From the latest and
greatest to the bizarre and obscure, choose from over 7000 posters and prints.
Get your poster laminated or delivered as is.Delivery to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Flat rate delivery Australia wide and express delivery is also available.
- Capers Bookstore Specialising in books on family health, women's issues, pregnancy and birth, fertility issues, midwifery, breastfeeding, parenting and grief;
textbooks and teaching resources for midwifery and childbirth education.
Saving Money on Books and Supplies
Books are another of the huge expenses that deplete the uni student's
wallet, some students spend 100's of dollars each semester on textbooks
alone. While these costs aren't entirely avoidable, there are ways to
- Try the second hand bookshop on campus, they will usually have at
least some of the books you are looking for, and much cheaper. Note
which edition/s have been set, an outdated edition may not matter much
in Liberal Arts subjects, but it can be deadly in scientific, IT and
- Look at the notice boards around campus. Many students sell their
old books this way. Again, make sure that you have the right edition.
Look online for stationery, printing supplies, and desk organisers
- See if any of your friends have, and will lend you, text books. If
they have already done the subject they are often happy to lend you the
books and give you helpful hints.
- If desperate times call for desperate measures, most libraries have
copies of textbooks. As there is usually high demand for these, you
probably won't be able to keep them all semester, but you can scan or
photocopy the relevant sections. Unfortunately, plenty of others
may have the same idea, and sometimes there are important pages missing
from library books.
Don't forget you can sell books too.
Unless you have a reason to keep your books, selling last years books can
decrease clutter and help you pay for this year's books. Here are a few tips
for getting the best resale value.
- Look after your books - don't scribble in them, even cover them like
they used to make you in school. It's seems like a pain at the
time, but you'll be glad when your books are in better condition than
the next person trying to sell the same book.
- Sell them as soon as possible - preferably while the edition you
have is on a course list.
- Do your homework - find our which courses are using your book at
each university and include the course number in any ads or flyers.