[nabs-l] Bookstore Problem

Corbb O'Connor corbbo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 20:46:28 UTC 2008


A tactic that I've found helpful is to go into the store with a  
friend. At GW, the ISBN numbers are printed on stickers with the class  
title, instructor name, etc. right below the book. My friend then  
reads the numbers out to me, I write them down, and hunt for the books  
online. If a friend isn't available, I find an associate and explain  
the situation to them this way: "Now, if I were sighted, I could come  
in here with a piece of paper and write down these numbers. But since  
I can't see, can you please read them to me?" If the associate says  
no, usually the manager understands my concern.

Best of luck,
Corbb

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Corbb O'Connor
studying at the National University of Ireland, Galway

On Dec 4, 2008, at 3:29 PM, Maurice Mines wrote:

You might try and ask your Student Disabled Services to help you if it  
is a college bookstore. They can explain to them that you need it for  
a disability/academic purpose. All the other suggestions would work  
just fine. There might be someone at your bookstore, such as the  
manager, that handles disability concerns or works with rehab in some  
cases. You're not asking them to provide your counselor with  
information just to provide you with the proper information. Does your  
college post book information online?

Maurice

On Dec 4, 2008, at 1:07 AM, Dezman Jackson wrote:

> Or you might try asking the professor or calling the publisher.   
> I've gotten this reply from the bookstore too. The only reason I can  
> think of, silly as it is,  is from a business standpoint. If they  
> give you that info, then maybe you have what you need to go shop  
> around for the book at a cheaper price.
>
> Dezman
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah Jevnikar" <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca 
> >
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> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:35 PM
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>
>> Hi,
>> If you try searching for the book on a library database sometimes  
>> they'll
>> give the ISBN. Or if you try to Google the book title sometimes you  
>> can get
>> it that way.
>> Good luck,
>> Sarah
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org]  
>> On Behalf
>> Of golfereric at verizon.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:40 PM
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Bookstore Problem
>>
>> Hello Everybody
>>
>>
>> For the spring semester i know what I will need to purchase for  
>> books. I
>> have access to the title, author, and edition through website. The  
>> one
>> piece of information I don't have is the ISBN number. So I emailed  
>> the
>> bookstore and said they don't give out the ISBN number. So then I  
>> called
>> the bookstore and again they said due to a new company policy they  
>> are
>> unable to provide me with the ISBN numbers. Has anyone encountered  
>> this
>> problem? Does anyone have suggestions as well?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Eric Gaudes.
>>
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