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New development planned for downtown Carbondale

Illinois Avenue in Carbondale may be getting a facelift. The space located at 710 S. Illinois Ave. will see significant redevelopment in the coming years, if a development group’s plan to build a five-story complex on a two acre site now occupied by ... Continue Reading →

Bookstore, bank team up to offer scholarship

Southern Illinois area students now have another way to pay for books and school supplies. 710 Bookstore and Old National Bank have partnered to offer the Saluki Community Scholarship, which will award $500 for up to four semesters excluding summer to ... Continue Reading →

Workshops, classes teach realistic strategies on couponing craze

People find ways to save through different mediums   In response to the economic downfall, the coupon craze is all the rage for students who want to make a dollar go further. Schools such as Southwestern Illinois College, John A. Logan College and ... Continue Reading →

Textbooks’ accessibility compete with eBooks’ technology

Technology dominates many student activities, and it could start to steal the show from textbook publishers. Follett stores saw a 300-percent increase in CafeScribe digital textbook sales this past fall, and the company anticipates continued growth throughout ... Continue Reading →

Book stores compete with online retailers

While some students work to try to find the cheapest textbooks, others are only concerned with convenience. With online textbook providers such as half.com and Amazon.com offering “unbeatable” deals, local bookstores rely on their availability and ... Continue Reading →

Textbook Stacking

  Michael O’Connell, left, a senior from Ransom studying Recreation Management, and his father Mike O’Connell, shop for textbooks Monday at 710 Bookstore in Carbondale. Mike O’Connell said he buys books at 710 because it is convenient and ... Continue Reading →
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