Barnes & Noble launches textbook rental program

January 12, 2010 4:27:35 AM PST
Barnes and Noble is launching a textbook rental program for college students.Textbook rentals will be available through campus bookstores and the Barnes and Noble Web site.

The program cuts the cost of college textbooks by as much as 50 percent for some titles.

College students spend about $667 per year on required course materials, according to the National Association of College Stores.