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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – College is expensive. From tuition to room and board to books, it can add up quick.
A new Albany student textbook store offers students a choice they've not previously had, and possibly a better price than what is offered at book stores on campus.
Albany State, Darton College and Albany Tech all have their own student bookstores, but traditionally, those have been the only options for students, until now.
Kelsey Jones is heading off to Mercer University in Macon this fall. She's taken a look at the list of books she'll have to buy and has some concerns. "They're a little outrageous. The books that I need, I need about a good dozen and they're about $600, all those."
And when coupled with everything else she'll have to pay for, it can be down right scary. "'Cause we already have tuition, room and board, food, all that stuff and you add books to it, it builds up, you know?"
That's one reason she stopped by Dorks Books. She brought in old textbooks she and her mom had at home to see if she could get any money back, and maybe get a discount on the books she needs for school.
"This is a great place where you can buy it cheaper or you can trade in your books and get great to buy new books, so just look for those opportunities." said Jones.
And manager Chris Matthews says that's what most students are looking for, the opportunity to choose. "I think they like having a choice. I don't feel like they like feeling stuck somewhere so it's nice to know that they like us they can come here, if they like the University store, they can go there."
With a strong Christian influence, Matthews says the store is set up with the benefits of students in mind, and getting the benefit of business in return. "It's going really well so far. We've bought a lot of books back."
From folks like Kelsey. She walked out with a few more dollars than she came in with, and left with maybe a little less stress about starting school in the fall.