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Campus bookstores' functions change as Amazon moves in

Tie-ups with online retailer mean students buying or renting textbooks online, changing the business dramatically

In a Stony Brook University campus store where the textbooks used to be, there are now adult colouring books, racks of university-branded polos and windbreakers and bookshelves displaying assorted novels.

Stony Brook, New York

AS school started at Stony Brook University this month, two freshmen, Juan Adames and John Taveras, set out to buy textbooks.

They had not heard yet that the bookstore was a bookstore no more.

This summer, Stony Brook, part of the State University of...

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