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We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?

NYT – “SUCCESS in Silicon Valley often emerges through trial and error. Willingness to buck popular trends can help, too. Just ask Osman Rashid and Aayush Phumbhra, the co-founders of, a company that rents textbooks to college students.

One Response to “We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?”

  1. Lydia Schultz
    July 6, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    I used to work at a college that allowed students to rent course books. It made it more difficult for teachers, because we could only change textbooks on an infrequent basis. On the other hand, it made it much more affordable for students.

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