Excerpt picked up from Inside Higher Ed & from dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-cnu-bookstore-20100819,0,745171.story
August 19, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS — Students wandering Christopher Newport University's campus next year looking for the bookstore won't find one.
The annual college tradition of buying and selling textbooks will have to take place online for CNU students. The university announced Thursday that it's shutting down its bookstore in the David Student Union and launching a textbook website instead. The change happens Jan. 1, 2011.
The decision to close the store is based on student buying patterns and the proliferation of online competition, according to CNU. Students have begun flocking to websites that sell discounted books, e-books, and textbook rentals, officials said.