Yikes. As part of an effort to cut $30 million from its 2010 budget, the California Institute of Technology is “eliminating books from the bookstore,” as Campus Marketplace put it. The Caltech Bookstore is being merged with the campus convenience store and will be known as the Caltech Store. The new store will sell clothing, food and logo items. The only books available will be by Cal Tech authors.
Texts will be sold online; the staff of the store is creating a site that it hopes will link easily to a campus-wide program that is used regularly by faculty and students.