Official Says Real Textbooks Preferred Over Digital in Nebraska

UNL(AP) — The digital age has brought e-books to the masses, but a Nebraska college bookstore executive says most students still prefer real books from real paper.

John Parish is regional manager for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bookstore’s parent company, Follett Higher Education Group, and he says most students would rather buy or rent real textbooks than acquire digital copies.

Parish says the UNL Bookstore provides an online service for textbooks and related videos and animated graphics.

He said the store’s most popular option is Rent-A-Text, which can save students at least half the price of a new book. He says the students can still highlight the book text and write notes on its pages, but the book must be returned by the end of the semester.