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Bookstore frees inmates’ minds

Bookstore frees inmates’ minds
The Bookshop in the Claremont Forum, located at 586 W. First St., is home of the Nationwide Prison Library Project. The Prison Library Project is a non-profit organization where volunteers come read mail from inmates across the country and package books to be sent to them. Martha Harris, John Maull, Hugo Rocha and Monique Yateem from the First Street Gallery Art Center come every Tuesday for about... 

Digital textbooks are the way to go

In a 21st century age of tablets, smartphones, smart cars and digital readers, the world of higher education still insists on using 500-page, printed textbooks for every course, each usually costing a pretty penny. It is time for college textbooks to catch up with the rest of the technology world. According to the College Board, the national average price for books and supplies at four-year public... 

Textbook options abound

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Fifteen out of 20 University of La Verne students surveyed informally said that they buy their textbooks from various online sources – instead of the University of La Verne Bookstore. The declaration of bankruptcy by Borders Group Inc., and the closing of more than 200 stores, coupled with the availability of better prices online, indicate a shaky future for chain... 

Blue Chair offers more than books

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Blue Chair Children’s Books in Glendora is more than a place to purchase books, it is a kitchen, a castle, a space ship, sometimes a Quidditch field and much more. The front area of Blue Chair appears to be a regular book store, but in the back there is a large blue chair in a corner, a tall rock climbing area, and a large castle. The book store is owned by former English... 

Some students switch to e-books

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor With all the technological advancements, it is not surprising that technology at last has come to the aid of students with less expensive textbook alternatives. Electronic books, better known as e-books, are gaining popularity inside and outside of the classroom. Outside of the classroom, Kindles, Nooks and many other e-book products have proved to be quite successful. Millions... 

On the Calendar

Teaching Workshops CBEST workshops, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant, University of La Verne and Citrus College, will be presented in June by Valerie Beltran. The workshops are divided into two sessions. The first session is on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second session is on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are held in the Campus Center B and C ballroom. It is... 

MyLaverne streamlines book buying process

Angie Marcos LV Life Editor The University of La Verne is now offering students the option of buying their books directly online from the ULV bookstore after registering for classes. Once the process of registering for the upcoming semester is finished, students can click on a link that will direct them to a list of all the textbooks needed for the classes they just finished registering for thanks... 

Textbooks should come cheaper

Textbooks should come cheaper
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas It is that time of year again, when we scrounge up the rest of our grant money or for most of us, the rest of our checking account, and buy textbooks. Now, it would not be a terrible task if it were as simple as it sounds, buy a few textbooks. But at La Verne and at most educational establishments, purchasing textbooks is like pulling teeth and can be almost... 
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