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Borders launches online textbook store

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Borders has announced the launch of its new "Borders Textbook Marketplace" at borders.com/textbooks. The Marketplace features more than 1.4 million titles including a large selection of used textbooks at savings of up to 90%, the company reported.

"College students spend nearly $1,000 each year on textbooks according to some estimates. That's a sizable financial burden for students and families, especially in this challenging economic climate," said Borders CEO Mike Edwards. "As a retailer that provides education and inspiration to millions of customers on a daily basis, we couldn't be more pleased to offer a huge array of textbooks at great prices to help students advance their education." 

The Marketplace, created in partnership with Alibris, features college, high school, middle and elementary school textbooks as well as other titles often used in classrooms. The site also supports the textbook needs of homeschooled children.

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