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Source: Bhumieka Patel, 785-539-0511, bhumieka.patel@varneys.com
Web site: http://apps.facebook.com/varfbbb

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

THERE'S AN 'APP' FOR THAT: K-STATE STUDENTS NOW HAVE EASIER WAY TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH TEXTBOOKS ARE WORTH THROUGH NEW VARNEY'S BOOK STORE FACEBOOK APPLICATION

MANHATTAN -- When it comes to selling back their textbooks, Kansas State University students now can get an "app" for that.

Varney's Book Store, which also operates the K-State Student Union Bookstore, has created a new Facebook application to help students save time when it comes to finding out how much they can get for their textbooks from the bookstore.

Once installed, the application asks students to type in the International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, for the textbook they want to sell back to the Varney's. Students will then be able to see if Varney's is still buying the book and at what price. The prices for wholesalers that Varney's buys books for also will be listed.

"This application will not only save time but prevent students from feeling the disappointment at the counter when hearing their books cannot be bought back," said Bhumieka Patel, marketing assistant at Varney's.

The application is available by searching with the keywords: Varney's Textbook Buyback Application," or at http://apps.facebook.com/varfbbb.