Why doesn’t the University Store sell textbooks at cost?

Why doesn’t the University Store sell textbooks at cost?

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The University Store must add a certain amount to the cost of all merchandise, including both used and new textbooks, to cover our operating expenses and Student Union overhead, such as staff wages and benefits; freight; utilities and insurance; cleaning and repairs; supplies; and other costs. The University Store also contributes funds back to the campus community and generates $17 million of the Student Union’s $22 million budget. These monies support the Union’s operations, programs and services, including the much-utilized Department of Leadership & Campus Life, helping to keep student fees to a minimum.
 

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