Cut-price text scheme returns

March 13, 1998

The government is trying to resuscitate the Educational Low-Priced Book Scheme, which makes cheap British textbooks available to students in developing countries. Funding was axed by the previous government. One of its schemes involves a link-up between the Department for International Development, John Smith and Son Bookshops and a number of publishers. A bibliography of nearly 900 low-priced texts has been published and is available on the Internet.

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