The University of King’s College has a bookstore unlike any other in the country. The King’s Co-op Bookstore is owned by the students, was started by students, and has been operating as a co-op since it opened in 2006.
Why this model? Well, it’s simple: students were fed up with paying high prices for their text books.
The King’s Co-op Bookstore offers a great selection of books, plus university clothing and academic accessories.
And, for every $1 you spend, a credit of 5 cents goes on your account, redeemable at the bookstore when you reach $20.
Also for the cost of $1, you can become a member of the co-op for life.
Not too shabby a way to learn that even a dollar can go a long way!
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