America's Most Expensive College Textbooks

What are the most expensive textbooks in America?

This week I provided the answer. At my other college blog over at CBSMoneyWatch, I wrote a post that contained the names of the 12 most expensive college textbooks.

The most expensive one — Acta  Philosophorum The First Journal of Philosophy  – cost $1,450 retail. The next priciest textbook is Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications at $1,215.

Obviously most textbooks don’t cost anywhere near these prices, but they are still outrageously expensive.

You’re going to get gouged the most at campus bookstores, but there are alternatives.

See the whole list of books that belong in Textbook Hall of Fame, as well as a suggestion on how to cut textbook costs over at my CBSMoneyWatch college blog.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution. Follow her on Twitter.

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