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Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

The Clemson Bookstore In the 1960’s and 1970’s

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today, the Clemson Bookstore is in the Hendrix Center. But that has not always been the bookstore’s location. Today, we will look at a series of photos of when the bookstore was under Harcombe Dining Hall.

Purchasing books for class has always been an interesting process.  Textbooks seem to always cost much more than they were worth, and students many times had no use for the textbooks after they finished the course.

Of course, students also took advantage of the "buy back" option at the end of the course to get money back for textbooks that were returned in good condition.  The bookstore would then resell the textbook to another student the following semester.  For the students, a wad of cash at the end of the semester was always a welcome excuse to have a good time!

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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