When I teach writing or literature courses, I try to assign books that aren’t terribly costly. I understand the financial challenges that being a student can present. This semester, one literature anthology that I’ve used a number of times was no longer easily found and the prices skyrocketed. I looked online, asked around and found a few good spots to look for books in general. Let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Your school or local library might have the books available
Rent your books on Chegg
Your school bookstore might sell used copies of the books
Indiebound, which brings together independent bookstores, might help you to be able to find your book while supporting a local bookseller
Try the book publisher’s website which might list a number of places that sell the book
Ebay’s Half.Com has a great selection
Amazon has used and new textbooks